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MotoGP Italy: Rossi: It's a great day, something special. 21 May 2016

Mugello hero Valentino Rossi stressed the importance of his first pole start at his home MotoGP since 2008, which the Yamaha rider says is crucial to his prospects in Sunday's race. Rossi was able to slingshot past Suzuki's Maverick Vinales after following his future team-mate in the closing


MotoGP Italy: Rossi: Vinales ‘another very strong team-mate. 19 May 2016

Valentino Rossi says he is swapping one 'very strong' team-mate for another, with official confirmation that Maverick Vinales is to replace departing champion Jorge Lorenzo. Lorenzo is joining Ducati, while rising star Vinales currently races for Suzuki, where he claimed his first rostrum la


MotoGP France: Rossi: Points haul important for championship. 08 May 2016

Valentino Rossi had no qualms with second place at Le Mans after the Movistar Yamaha rider fought his way through from the third row of the grid. Rossi struggled throughout practice and qualifying with his M1 but sealed a valuable 20 points in France as he bagged the runner-up spot to make i


MotoGP France: Strategy mistake holds Rossi back. 07 May 2016

It's relieving to know that even nine-time world champions aren't exempt from traffic frustrations in Le Mans as Valentino Rossi's fine-run of qualifying form was halted, thanks to a wrong strategy. In part this was down to circumstance.


MotoGP France: Rossi reflects on day one troubles. 06 May 2016

Stability issues proved a major stumbling block for Valentino Rossi at Le Mans, where the Italian rider finished 10th on the time sheets on the opening day of the French MotoGP. Rossi was 1.1 seconds behind team-mate Jorge Lorenzo after a troubled start and the Movistar Yamaha rider has yet


MotoGP France: Rossi: Vinales or Pedrosa, it makes no difference. 05 May 2016

Valentino Rossi says he has no preference over his new team-mate at Yamaha for 2017 with Maverick Viñales and Dani Pedrosa both linked to the team. Speculation has been growing around a possible shock Yamaha move involving career-long Honda devotee Pedrosa and Rossi has acknowledged that the


MotoGP Spain: Rossi: I couldn't have wanted anything better. 24 Apr 2016

Valentino Rossi said he couldn't have asked for anything more as the Yamaha rider sealed a commanding 87th premier class win in the Jerez MotoGP on Sunday. The Italian star led from start to finish on the factory M1 and was never seriously troubled as he closed out his 113th career GP victor


MotoGP Spain: Rossi: I didn’t expect to be so strong. 23 Apr 2016

The last time Valentino Rossi had the chance to convert pole position into victory at Jerez was in 2005. The nine-time world champion will now try and repeat the feat after snatching pole away from title rivals Jorge Lorenzo and Marc Marquez on his final lap of 2016 qualifying. The Ital


MotoGP Spain: Rossi talks strong start, spin and wings. 22 Apr 2016

Valentino Rossi finished the opening day of the Spanish MotoGP in a much stronger position than one year ago, the Movistar Yamaha rider placing fifth rather than 13th at Jerez. 


MotoGP Spain: Jerez podium a must for Rossi. 20 Apr 2016

Valentino Rossi says a rostrum finish on Sunday at Jerez is a must as the Movistar Yamaha rider attempts to claw back some ground following his Austin tumble. Rossi left America empty handed after coming off his M1 in the previous round and is now 33 points behind MotoGP championship leader


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