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MotoGP Qatar FP1, Rossi: my most difficult start of recent years. 24 Mar 2017

A second and 483 thousandths can be an incredibly long time, especially if you are measuring the distance between yourself and your teammate.


MotoGP Qatar, Rossi: Vinales seems stronger than Lorenzo. 22 Mar 2017

“I'm behind in my studies”, Valentino jokes about his age as he waits for the first day of school.


Qatar MotoGP Test: False dawn for 'worried' Rossi, 2017 'not last chance'. 13 Mar 2017

Valentino Rossi's Saturday surge proved a false dawn as the Italian superstar slipped to eleventh on the final night of 2017 MotoGP testing, in Qatar. A late set-up breakthrough on the second night had seen Rossi faster than all but dominant Movistar Yamaha team-mate Maverick Vinales. B


Qatar MotoGP Test: Rossi praises Yamaha after breakthrough. 11 Mar 2017

Valentino Rossi was in high spirits on the second day of the Qatar MotoGP test despite taking a tumble as the Italian rider made a breakthrough with the front-end issues he has been experiencing with the factory Yamaha. Rossi, who was eight tenths off the pace set by Ducati's Andrea Dovizios


Qatar MotoGP Test: Unhappy Rossi seeking right balance. 11 Mar 2017
Valentino Rossi says he hasn't yet found a satisfactory balance with the Movistar Yamaha as the Italian closed out the opening day of the MotoGP test in Qatar in seventh place. Rossi was more than eight tenths back on Ducati's Andrea Dovizioso after setting his best lap in 1m

MotoGP: Rossi seeks race pace, Marquez ‘the reference’. 15 Feb 2017

Valentino Rossi has stressed the need to continue working on the 2017 Yamaha's pace on used tyres after he finished the first day of MotoGP testing at Phillip Island in second place. Contemplating the lap times from Wednesday, Rossi was content.


Sepang tests: Rossi: the M1 is OK but physically I'm not. 01 Feb 2017

Valentino Rossi leaves Malaysia with more positives than negatives. “Though my time wasn't exceptional, I'm 6th overall and 5th today, only a couple of tenths from Vinales, who set an amazing time”, summarises the Doctor.


Sepang MotoGP Test: Rossi: Lorenzo ready by Qatar, Marquez 'hides'. 31 Jan 2017

Valentino Rossi improved both his lap time and position during day two of the Sepang MotoGP test. The Italian finished fourth quickest and the fastest Yamaha rider, 0.8s from new Suzuki signing Andrea Iannone. 


Sepang Testing: Rossi: New Yamaha ‘a lot better’. 30 Jan 2017

While his physical condition may not have reflected it, Valentino Rossi was able to put a positive spin on the first day of testing as he battled through the strains of an “unbelievable” headache to assess Yamaha's new M1 at Sepang. Rossi was some way off from feeling his best, the headache


Rossi, Sic at 30: "I remember him young". 20 Jan 2017

Tomorrow Marco Simoncelli would have turned 30, though fate had other plans for him. The memory of Sic lives on in the hearts and minds of so many fans and Valentino Rossi, in Madrid for the presentation of the new Yamaha season, also wanted to remember him.


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