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German MotoGP: ‘Happy’ Rossi heads to Sachsenring

"I've been saying that we are very close to signing for many races and finally we did it!" - Valentino Rossi.
With a new two-year Movistar Yamaha contract in his pocket, Valentino Rossi can concentrate fully on attempting to end MotoGP champion Marc Marquez's unbeaten run, which now extends to a perfect eight wins in 2014.

“I am very happy to go to Sachsenring after the contract renewal with Yamaha for another two years,” said Rossi. “I've been saying that we are very close to signing for many races and finally we did it! For me it is really important, I am very happy!”

After recovering from a pitlane start to fifth following a tyre gamble at Assen, Rossi is now tied for second in the championship with Marquez's Repsol Honda team-mate Dani Pedrosa, as the 2014 season reaches its midway stage on Sunday.

“At Assen we did a good race but at the Sachsenring we'll try to do better,” said the Italian. “I like the track; it's very difficult, very tricky and very small.

“In the last few years it was not so bad, especially with the Yamaha. It's strange and something different, but it's always good to ride MotoGP there.

“In Germany we can also have issues with the weather. It is always difficult, so we hope for good weather so we can make a good result.”

Rossi, third at the Sachsenring last season, produced one of his most memorable victories when he charged from eleventh on the grid to narrowly defeat a trio of Hondas by less than half a second in the 2006 German round.



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FZ1

July 09, 2014 2:19 PM
Last Edited 49 days ago

You know....I hadn't really noticed it but it's quite funny how Valentino Rossi has silenced the nay-sayers on this forum who would jump at the chance to throw the insults his way due to some bad races. I was at the MotoGP race earlier this year and it's easy to see why Rossi is so popular. All records aside and out-standing riding ability.....he really seems to appreciate his importance to the fans. He always made an extra effort to make an appearance and sign a few more autographs. Marquez is very much like this too and we're very fortunate to have both of these 2 great champions competing at this time.

KnowNothing

July 09, 2014 4:43 PM
Last Edited 49 days ago

ProfessorX: Vale is not doing all that well, just Lorenzo is sucking hard this year, thats really the difference in a class of racing dominated heavily by 4 riders 2 of which are getting substandard treatment. Feel free to disagree, but if you think Vale settling for 2-3rd row grid positions and whose only advantage is the tires hes on, well, I think you guys need to start thinking a little harder. Marc is the only one who can gift rossi a win or a championship, Maybe next year it will be in the script, pay attention to how much stronger Rossi looks at the end of this season, pay attention to the consistencies.
Your "script" has been broken at least twice this year. You sound like a bitter pill that looks for any excuse to take legitimacy away from any bike or rider that doesn't fit your version of reality while simultaneously shoving your all knowing God complex "scripts" down everyone's throats. Give it a rest, the moon landing, JFK and Elvis should keep you



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