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MotoGP Test: Valentino Rossi hails Aragon ‘brake-through’

“I'm so happy because until today I didn't have this feeling in braking, I am always in a bit of trouble. I can't wait for Assen to understand if this is also improved at other tracks” - Valentino Rossi.
Valentino Rossi can't wait for next weekend's Dutch TT after appearing to find a cure for his hard braking woes, during Wednesday testing at Aragon.

The seven time MotoGP champion finished the day fourth quickest and 0.9s from Yamaha team-mate and pace setter Jorge Lorenzo.

“First of all we modified a bit the setting and also the front fork and now I feel more confident in braking, I can brake deeper and stop the bike in a better way. For me this is the biggest improvement,” said Rossi, absent from the podium since round one in Qatar.

“After this we tried the swing-arm like Jorge has it, a little bit more stiff which I like. We tried some other small things; at the end we made a good package that gives me a really good feeling, especially in braking.

“I'm so happy because until today I didn't have this feeling in braking, I am always in a bit of trouble. I can't wait for Assen to understand if this is also improved at other tracks.

“It is important for the qualification lap because you have to push more in braking,” added the Italian, who has been plagued by third row starts this season. “This result is especially important here in Aragon as this is not one of my best tracks. I have not made great races here yet, but the pace today and the lap times at the end make me very happy.”

Rossi had been sixth quickest in Monday's post race test at Catalunya.

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herewego

June 20, 2013 8:04 AM

If we are going to start to list all the amazing things Valentino has done in the past we will be on this site for weeks!!! The man is unbelievable and has done things on a bike that other riders can only dream about! Forget all this " could he do this or that riding with whoever" he already has and if we are going to remember the likes of Agostini, Doohan and all the other greats for what they did, you have got to do the same for Valentino! Every great rider has done amazing things in his time and you cannot expext to compare them as things change continuously, Ago might not be any good now, Doohan might not either, but they were in their time! Valentino did great things and is still capable of the same! Respect a legend for what he is!!



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