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Rossi talks up 'special' Phillip Island

'It's a track that a rider has to love. Racing a MotoGP bike there is a lot of fun, but it was a difficult weekend for us last year' - Valentino Rossi
Valentino Rossi is ready to embrace the challenge of one of MotoGP's most 'special' circuits at Phillip Island in Australia this weekend.

Rossi, who caused a stir with his comments criticising the sport as 'boring' and in need of change this week, is a huge fan of the spectacular track.

“Phillip Island is always a fantastic track, as it's special and unique,” said the Ducati star.

“It's very fast and is near the ocean, which opens up in front of you after the main straightaway, and there are corners that are different from each other, with varying speeds and steepness.

“It's a track that a rider has to love. Racing a MotoGP bike there is a lot of fun, but it was a difficult weekend for us last year, so we'll have to try very hard to do better,” added Rossi, who has won at Phillip Island five times in the premier class and finished on the rostrum an additional six times.

“In addition, the forecasts show that there will be inclement weather, with rain and cold, so we're expecting challenging conditions.

“We'll really have to do our best.”




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WylieCoyote

October 24, 2012 10:21 AM

Phillip Island is never ever boring. If you enjoy motorcycles being ridden to their max then you just wander around the track and watch them at Corner 3, Corner 12, The Hayshed and tipping into corner 1 at 280KMH. The sound they make as they accelerate to 330KMH on the straight is amazing. The way they fight the bucking and weaving as they try not to under-steer coming onto the straight is brilliant. The acceleration and tyre spin accelerating out of Siberia is mesmerizing. Some of us enjoy MotoGP for the spectacle of the best riders in the world riding the fastest bikes to their limit. Even when Agostini was winning by six laps the real fans found it interesting. The same type of fans who love the TT Races where they deliberately gap the bikes. It is not all about close racing. Rossi on the Ducati has been boring as he has not pushed it. Lets hope he gives the Yamaha some stick.



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