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Rossi leaves Brno beaming.

Valentino Rossi is looking forward to the remainder of the MotoGP season after completing a successful two-day test at Brno in the Czech Republic.

Still basking in his victory at the same circuit last weekend, one that puts him 50 points clear of arch-rival Casey Stoner, Rossi concentrated on tyres and electronics aboard his Yamaha before recording the second fastest time of the day on race tyres.

Although Stoner once again set the ultimate pace, Rossi was satisfied with the progress made over the two days and his now looking ahead to the final six races of the season with confidence.

"It's been a long day today but we've found some important improvements in a few different areas so it's been worthwhile, and I am leaving here feeling very happy. We've worked on electronics and it seems we've found some improvements under acceleration, then of course we've worked a lot with Bridgestone on both front and rear tyres.

“We've definitely found some good things in this area as well, helping our agility and stability in the corners and we are faster with these new tyres. It's been a good test and now we are looking forward to the final six battles!"

Team manager Davide Brivio, meanwhile, was pleased to get in some trouble-free running in what is likely to be the last collective test of the season.

"We've had a full couple of days testing and everyone has worked very hard, with great results. This is probably our last test of the season so it's been very important for us to have this chance to check many small things, especially tyres, electronics and setting.

“We have had a long week here in Brno but both the race and the test have been very successful and now we're looking forward to Misano."


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Steve - Unregistered

August 20, 2008 6:03 PM

Casey has nothing to loose by pushing hard in testing Rossi has the world championship lead to loose. Rossi will push a lot harder when he needs to at that will be the next race he will not risk a crash just to be top of the test table.



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