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Rossi ready for battle.

Reigning six time MotoGP world champion Valentino Rossi believes that MotoGP fans will get to see a great battle for victory in Sunday's Grand Prix of Catalunya, which he will start from second on the grid behind Fiat Yamaha team-mate Jorge Lorenzo.

Rossi lost out to the Spaniard by just 0.013sec, and also seems slightly behind the #99 on race pace, but is predicted to pull out all the stops in pursuit of his second victory of the season.

World championship leader Casey Stoner will complete the front row for Ducati, with Repsol Honda's Andrea Dovizioso also on the pace in fourth.

“It's good to be back on the front row after three races off it, so we're happy about that,” said Rossi, presently third in the championship, five points behind Lorenzo and nine from Stoner.

“Of course I am sorry to miss the pole by such a tiny amount, but anyway we have an excellent pace and I am confident for tomorrow.

“We've been waiting for good weather for five races and now the temperature is maybe a little bit too much, but for sure it's better than rain for everyone!

“I think that it will be a hard race tomorrow in this heat and after just a few laps I think the bikes will start to slide a bit, which means that we can expect a great battle and a hard fight!

“I am happy with the work we've done here, I am enjoying riding my bike and the weekend is going well so far. There are one or two small things we can hopefully improve tomorrow, but I am ready to be competitive,” he added.

“We have a strong race pace and everything looks good for tomorrow. Let's race!” declared team manager Davide Brivio.

No MotoGP race has been won by a last lap pass since 2006.


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Gede Widnyana - Unregistered

June 14, 2009 6:17 AM

while i love to see val's riding, i am disagree with u in ur last comment, Saran.. To me, a true fans it's not only rooting when the rider is uphill,but also when they are on downhill as well. I was rooting also for Garry McCoy bcoz his unique sliding style or Criville when he was struggling for the champ. So, i think that i am not a "true val's fan" myself, since i am more enthusiast to the race itself. I believe that more fan is like me out there than like you.. *.seem to me that the comments a little bit "off" lately here, i used to read nice comments which gave me, as an amateur fan, a lot of informations in this forum..



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