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Australian MotoGP: Rossi fancies chances at Phillip Island

'We are improving with every race and I'm curious to see what happens in Australia' - Valentino Rossi
Valentino Rossi has abundant memories of glory days at the stunning Phillip Island circuit in Australia.

The Factory Yamaha rider notched two wins in the 250cc class in 1998 and 1999 before taking victory in the 500cc category in 2001.

Nine-time world champion Rossi then went on an unbroken winning streak in the premier class from 2002 to 2005 at Phillip Island and not surprisingly rates his chances of running at the front on Sunday on the YZR-M1.

Rossi, who qualified on the front row in second place at Sepang but finished in a lonely fourth place, said: “I really like the Phillip Island circuit, it is great fun to ride here. The track is very different from Sepang and I think that for us it will be better.

“We are improving with every race and I'm curious to see what happens in Australia. I made good races here and I won a lot.

“My goal is always the same: fight with Jorge, Dani and Marc,” he added.

“Now we will try to do the best in the next three races. We are ready to do this.”



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doctorG

October 16, 2013 1:24 PM

Chaps if you read the text again you will see that it indicates he won in 2001 (500cc) then remained a winner through to 2005 in the four stroke class. Fact is he is the only person to have won on such diverse machinery right up until the clockwork computers of today. Anyone who thinks any of the three leading him in the (Honda) WC at the moment could have won on the 500 and early 990 machines in the same circumstances is frankly an imbecile.



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