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Valentino Rossi: Good to be back

“Yesterday I was able to do 30 laps on the very wet and the feeling was good. Good to be back, good feeling with the bike” – Valentino Rossi.
Valentino Rossi will have to wait until February to get his first dry laps on a 1000cc Yamaha, after poor weather at Valencia and then Aragon marred his M1 return.

But the seven time MotoGP champion, looking to rebound from two winless seasons at Ducati, did at least record 28 wet laps at Valencia on Tuesday.

Yamaha then moved Rossi and double world champion team-mate Jorge Lorenzo to Aragon on Wednesday in the hope of finding better weather, but were thwarted by more rain.

“Yesterday I was able to do 30 laps in the very wet and the feeling was good. Good to be back, good feeling with the bike,” Rossi told MotoGP.com, in one of the few interviews whilst still under contract to Ducati.

“But Yamaha decided to move here [to Aragon], because the forecast looked like there would be better weather, but unfortunately not.

“It was very important for Yamaha to make some laps in the dry to understand two or three things for next year's bike.

“But also here at Aragon it was impossible. Now we have to wait until February [at the Sepang test].”

The rest of the MotoGP teams remained at Valencia on Wednesday, where most riders were able to get in several hours of dry track time in the afternoon.



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Jack Bauer - Unregistered

November 14, 2012 6:36 PM

I just love to see him smile and to hear him say i have a good feeling with the bike just gets me go in a spinn.. Two hard years och ****ty results and finaly a smile bring on 2013

mike - Unregistered

November 14, 2012 7:16 PM

@ Jack Bauer. It saddens me that the trolls disagree that a) you are happy b) you want 2013 to arrive ASAP c) that it's good to see someone smile. They obviously know you better than you know yourself! If someone spoke to me in the street like they do on this website they'd wish they hadn't very quickly. Assuming people on here are grown adults, how about a bit of respect and politeness towards fellow fans? I bet someone disagrees with this comment as well.



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