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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-02-2006, 04:54 PM Thread Starter
 
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Talking Rossi: The bike is good.

Valentino Rossi reminded his rivals just what his decision to remain on two wheels will mean to them, by leading both MotoGP practice sessions for his home Italian Grand Prix at Mugello on Friday.

Riding the Camel Yamaha for the first time since turning his back on Formula One and signing a new one-year deal with Yamaha, Rossi finished as the fastest rider in both sessions around the magnificent 3.259 circuit situated high in the Tuscan hills above Florence.

Rossi, who has won the premier-class race at Mugello for the last four years, set his fastest Friday lap of 1minute 51.238s in the dry morning session, with a heavy rain shower falling just before the afternoon outing began. The track then got steadily drier - before a further brief shower at the end of the hour - and the session ended with the same top three of Rossi, Loris Capirossi and Sete Gibernau as the morning.

"We have had a good start to the weekend, especially this morning. Unfortunately the rain in the afternoon meant that we only got four good laps in but even in that short time we were able to see that the base setting of the bike is good," declared The Doctor, who only completed nine laps this afternoon.

"It is basically the same as the bike we had at Le Mans so I'm pleased to see it working well at such a different circuit. We still need to make some improvements to the setting but we are working in the right way and that is the most positive thing about today.

"We definitely need to work hard tomorrow but hopefully we can continue to improve. Now I just hope it doesn't rain, this is a very special race for all the Italians, both the riders and the people who come to watch, and we need the weather to be on our side!" he concluded.

Rossi finished day one 0.361secs clear of Capirossi with Gibernau a further 0.308secs behind.
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hmmmm......wonder if the black cloud will descend again this weekend....


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Can't wait!


Wonder if Rossi will have a new helmet design for this race... :corn
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hmmmm......wonder if the black cloud will descend again this weekend....
Hope not please

+ the weather looks good for the race ...

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I would keep my mouth shut about the bike. Win a couple of races please Rossi, then tell us how good your bike is.

P.S. Hope the M1 is working better then at the last race.


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Wonder if Rossi will have a new helmet design for this race... :corn
i don't think so ... in FP1 and 2 .. was with the same helmet :corn
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i don't think so ... in FP1 and 2 .. was with the same helmet :corn
I noticed that too... But he always have a new design just for the Mugello race...

Btw... nice "Location"...
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I noticed that too... But he always have a new design just for the Mugello race...
Hope so 2 bro ... we will find out in 31 hours

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Btw... nice "Location"...
Thank you ... i'm starting to enjoy it
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