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Austin Moto3: Rossi celebrates first VR46 team podium

"I am a big fan of Jack Miller. He is a great guy" - Valentino Rossi.
Valentino Rossi's newly formed 'VR46' Moto3 team celebrated its first podium finish courtesy of Romano Fenati in Sunday's Grand Prix of the Americas.

Fenati, who scored a victory during his rookie 2012 season but struggled to tenth last year on FTR Honda machinery, crossed the line just 0.069s from race winner and fellow KTM rider Jack Miller.

Rossi congratulated Fenati on the side of the circuit during the slowdown lap, while seventh for team-mate Francesco Bagnaia completed a strong second event for the team after a best of tenth place (Bagnaia) at round one.

"I'm very happy about Romano and all of the team. Also [Bagnaia] is in seventh position," said Rossi. "The team worked very well, I'm so happy for my guys. But especially it was Romano that made the difference today. He did a great, great race."

Nine time world champion Rossi also praised Miller, the entertaining Australian claiming his second win in as many starts for the factory Red Bull KTM team.

"Also a great race. I am a big fan of Jack Miller. He is a great guy," said Rossi.

Tagged as: Yamaha , Valentino Rossi

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April 16, 2014 12:23 PM

Roman Fenati is a really good rider who just needed a better bike! This is an indication of what is to come if you ask me because Fenati is a rider that knows what he is doing and is not scared to do it. He has talent and determination and will give those around him a real battle to get where he wants to be. Good stuff and looking forward to more of it !! He's a right little bruiser isn't he !!

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