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Rossi fights pain for sixth

After a brilliant early return from a broken leg last weekend in Germany, Valentino Rossi found he was in a little bit more pain during Friday practice at Laguna Seca.

"This track is a bit harder for me than Sachsenring and I have more pain than I had there, mostly in the ankle but also in the shoulder at the braking point before the Corkscrew," he said.

But aside from his physical worries the world champion was happy with his first day's work, which saw the Italian ranked sixth on the timesheets, and is confident that the information gathered will help him to climb the order tomorrow.

"I think we can be better tomorrow; we haven't put everything together yet to be at our full potential on the track and if we had a few more laps today we could have been a bit further up," he said.

"We used the hard tyre at the end but the track was maybe a bit dirty for it. Tomorrow we will try the soft tyre also in the front.

"I like the special livery; it's something different and fun. Tomorrow I will have a helmet to go with it!" revealed Rossi, referring to the special livery which he and Fiat Yamaha team-mate Jorge Lorenzo are using for the US GP, which features the faces of 500 fans.

Lorenzo was second fastest in practice, which saw Ducati's Casey Stoner leading the way.



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ringo reeves - Unregistered

July 24, 2010 11:58 AM

Oh Oh I am rossi No Stoner Cannot Come to Yamaha no no Lorenso Must Go in 2011 I have to have all the Advantages My Oh My I am In So Much Pain I am a hero A hero I will ram my Competition Of the track I will Abuse My fellow competitors But I am Rossi I can Do No wrong Ask My Fans they will tell You!!! No No I am Not Going to Ducati Next Year I am Too Scared I am Rossi I am Not a Fool Like Most Of My Fans

Desh - Unregistered

July 24, 2010 4:53 AM

Now if Stoner had given himself a minor shoulder injury pre season, and was still complaining about it despite setting nearly the fastest lap the previous race weekend.. how do you think the Rossi muppets would be reacting right now eh?



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