Valentino Rossi remains unbowed following his struggles at Motegi in Japan.

Rossi slid out of the race in the wet conditions after battling grip issues throughout the weekend with his Movistar Yamaha M1.

The nine-time world champion had previously bounced back from a broken leg to claim an unlikely fifth place at Aragon and Rossi remains positive as he weighs up his prospects this weekend at Phillip Island in Australia.

“I have arrived in Australia after a complicated race, but I’m in a good mood because I want to work in the best way possible with my team and fix the issues we had in Japan as quickly as possible to do nice races again,” he said.

“Phillip Island is a circuit I really like and I hope that the weather here will be good to start working straight away in dry conditions. After the crash in Japan I’m feeling pretty good, just a little bit of pain. Now I hope for good weather for the entire weekend.”

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