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Yamaha boss tips Lorenzo, Pedrosa, Rossi title fight

“Even after two difficult years, I see him again charged-up, motivated, ready to go. I don't think the age factor is critical, I think it's the motivation factor that's critical. Of course age can be a disadvantage, it can slow down your reaction time and the young riders are extremely fast but I think that Valentino has a lot to offer still.”

Outside of Yamaha, Jarvis confirmed that Pedrosa should unsurprisingly be the biggest threat, while rookie Repsol Honda team-mate and reigning Moto2 champion Marc Marquez will be 'no doubt' be challenging for race wins.

“There is no doubt Dani should be the biggest threat to us,” said Jarvis. “Dani last year was incredibly strong in the second half of the season. Finally he won more races last year than any other rider, he won seven GPs. In some of his previous seasons he's been irregular but he has a lot of experience and now he's got the consistency so definitely I think he's going to be our main threat.

“In terms of Marquez there is no doubt he will be challenging for race wins. Obviously he's a rookie in the MotoGP Championship so I think he still has some things to learn in MotoGP; it is another class, the challenge and the speed are different. Let's see; you never know in racing.”

The final 2013 pre-season test begins at Jerez in Spain on Saturday.

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forzavalentino - Unregistered

March 23, 2013 9:38 AM

i am a massive massive rossi fan ive followed him from 125's but I fear that in the past vale could win races at 90% and only pushed to 100% in times of real trouble and most of the time it came off. now with the development of the bikes and the younger riders pushing so hard he has to ride at 101% all the time so im doubtful of another world championship (I hate saying that) but there will be races it comes off and he wins a race or 3. please please let me be wrong and he can win another championship!!!!! forza valentino!!!!

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