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Rossi to try new parts at Misano

“The comparison in the test was better than the bike I used in Brno” – Valentino Rossi.
As previously reported, Valentino Rossi will have a new frame and swingarm to try on his Desmosedici this weekend at Misano, for what will be his final home appearance for Ducati.

Rossi, who will re-join Yamaha next season, gave the new developments the green light after a private test at Misano in late August.

“Two weeks ago we did a test here with some new stuff, and they were two good days with quite good performance and good feeling,” said Rossi. “But now we have to understand if we have improved and how much, together with the other guys.

“It's a new chassis and a new swingarm with some modifications in the size, the position and the stiffness.

“The comparison in the test was better than the bike that I used in Brno. So I will start tomorrow with the new stuff,” continued Rossi, who finished seventh in the previous Czech Republic round.

“[Leaving Ducati] doesn't change anything. There are still six races to go. A lot of different races where we can try to improve the bike. Our target is to do some good races from here to the end.”

Rossi, whose home town of Tavullia is a few kilometres from the Misano circuit, sits eighth in the championship with six rounds to go.

The seven time MotoGP champion finished seventh in last year's San Marino round.

“My race was not too bad last year. I was able to fight with the second group and it was quite fun,” said Rossi.

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September 13, 2012 9:19 PM

Too little, too late from Ducati! Can't wait to see you back in the front group Doctor... Be happy race fans!!! we will get to see more epic battles. Whoever wins! ill be happy to witness the competition!! Ciao


September 14, 2012 7:09 AM
Last Edited 1409 days ago

Pedrosa 06-12 Honda 7th season, fighting for 1st title Lorenzo 08-12 Yamaha 5th season, fighting for 2nd title Rossi 2K-10 Honda+Yamaha, 11 season, 7 title Ducati 2, season 0 title Stoner 07-10, 4 season 1 title Honda 06,11,12, 3 season 1 title now if stoner were to be on a Honda or a Yamaha in the years 07-10 then by his average 1/3 he would not have won more than 2 titles which makes a total of 3 titles in 7 season same way rossi on Yamaha or Honda would get atleast 1 more title. therefor Pedrosa = 1/7 = 14% (hopefully) Lorenzo = 2/5 = 40 % (hopefully) Stoner = 3/7 = 42% (Max by average) Stoner = 2/7 = 28% (Fact) Stoner = 1/3 = 33% (Honda only) Rossi = 7/13= 53% (Fact) Rossi = 8/13= 61% (Max by average) Rossi = 7/11= 63% (Honda,Yamaha only) You hate,disagree or whatever. Fact is Rossi is the greatest of all these.

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