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MotoGP Americas: Rossi aiming for Austin repeat

'Historically it is a difficult circuit for us and for Yamaha, but last year I could arrive on the podium so I will try also this year' - Valentino Rossi.
Valentino Rossi is hoping for a repeat of his 2015 podium at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, which has been a historically tough venue for Yamaha.

Rossi took full advantage when Andrea Iannone wiped out his Ducati team-mate Andrea Dovizioso on the final lap in Argentina to gain two places, crossing the line for an unexpected runner-up finish on the YZR-M1.

The Italian is second in the championship standings, eight points behind Marquez after the first two rounds, and hopes to be in a position to challenge for the top three to stay in touch at the top of the table.

“I am happy to return to Texas and to race at CoTA. We have to work hard in Austin because it's crucial to understand quickly how bike, tyres, electronics and this track work together,” said Rossi.

“Furthermore in the last laps of the race I'm not very strong so we need to improve with the bike on these tyres. Historically it is a difficult circuit for us and for Yamaha, but last year I could arrive on the podium so I will try also this year.”

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April 06, 2016 11:19 PM
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Yearby23: Luvnit Yeah, Jorge never tries....Every practice and qualifying session he's the first of the 2 out of the garage and most of the time he put more laps in than Valentino who spends the first 10 minutes of a session pulling his leathers out of his backside...
Actually Vale ALWAYs does more milage in practice and testing than Jorge . In fact Rossi is almost always in the top 2 in milage over a season. Last year Jorge did about 7000km in practice. Vale did 7700 and that's very typical. Only 1 rider did more than Vale and that was Bradley smith by about 100km. I know you hate Rossi and that's fine. But facts are facts.

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