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Rossi boosted by new frame and swingarm at Misano

'The work we did in the test was definitely positive, but we also tried a set-up today that I really liked, and which allowed me to be faster' - Valentino Rossi
Valentino Rossi utilised a new frame and swingarm on his factory Ducati at Misano today en-route to a sixth place start for the San Marino Grand Prix.

The MotoGP legend, who will start from the second row after lapping in a time of 1m 34.619s, was boosted by the changes and says he can improve his pace further on the Desmosedici tomorrow.

“Today went pretty well. The work we did in the test was definitely positive, but we also tried a set-up today that I really liked, and which allowed me to be faster,” said Rossi.

“That's why we did the entire session riding at a pace that was closer to the others, improving exit after exit.

“I thought I could have done even better and gone into the low 1:34s, but it's okay anyway,” he added.

“We're on the second row, and we're not far off on pace either.

“We'll try to refine a couple of things tomorrow in the warm-up because I think that the others will improve.”



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jjjjj - Unregistered

September 15, 2012 6:22 PM

Something tells me Ducati and this guy are going to sort the bike out just in time for his departure. Dovi and Spies might just be making a great move

Realist

September 15, 2012 6:34 PM

@ John and jjjj That would be a serious case of irony, but a welcomed case nonetheless. If he finishes these last few races strong - and the Ducati progresses - it'll be good for everybody.



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