Valentino Rossi says he is 'curious' to discover if he match team-mate Jorge Lorenzo's pace at Brno in the Czech Republic this weekend.

Lorenzo won the corresponding MotoGP race last year, with Rossi finishing over 10 seconds adrift in third place on the Movistar Yamaha M1.

The nine-time world champion missed out on the podium after finishing fourth behind Lorenzo at the Red Bull Ring in Austria on Sunday, where both factory Yamaha riders slightly reduced championship leader Marc Marquez's cushion at the top of the points table.

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Marquez crossed the line in fifth on the Repsol Honda but still holds sway by a healthy lead of 43 points.

Rossi said: "I like that we go back on track immediately. In Austria I wanted to get on the podium but I wasn't able to so unfortunately. Anyway, it was a good race.

"After the tests we were a little bit in trouble but during the race we didn't do so badly. Now we go to Brno, a track that we know well and that I like very much.

"Last year Jorge was much faster than me and I'm curious to see if this year I will do better," the Italian added. "We are working well and the Brno GP is close. I want to get back on track."

Rossi is 57 points behind Marquez after the first 10 championship rounds and 14 back on Lorenzo in second position.


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TrueFan: Like Rossi, I'm happy that there's back to back racing. I don't quite buy the "curious" angle though. Racers are never "curious" to see how their team-mate goes, they just want to beat them, and it's a very strong level of want. Curious doesn't quite cover it. :)[\blockquote]

Well to be pedantic Rossi is curious about Rossi doing better.

(You can now be pedantic and say 'Yeah but relative to his Team Mate).


@ Mr/Mrs disagree, I feel sorry you are having your period

If it's warm Rossi will be quite equal to Lorenzo. If it's rainy/cold even the aprilia's are faster than Lorenzo

RealDrWho: If it's warm Rossi will be quite equal to Lorenzo. If it's rainy/cold even the aprilia's are faster than Lorenzo [\blockquote]

is it possible to rain?

How is the weather forecast[\blockquote]

Friday/Sunday chances of rain, temps in the 20 degrees bracket, saturday dry and sunny 26 degrees.
So yes watched the weather forecast before I wrote it down, looks like there's a chance of bad weather.