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ROSSI CHATS ABOUT EMPHATIC 113TH GRAND PRIX WIN IN JEREZ

Apr 242016

Sun blazed down on Jerez in the depths of Spain’s Andalucía last weekend but was not the only blinding element of the fourth MotoGP fixture of the season. Movistar Yamaha’s Valentino Rossi led all twenty-seven laps of an event that the thirty-seven year old icon first conquered twenty years previously. It was a triumph that planted his world championship bid back on track after [surprisingly] tumbling out of the Grand Prix of Americas two weeks beforehand. ‘46’ managed his tyres and defied a brief attack from teammate Jorge Lorenzo and Argentina/Austin conqueror Marc Marquez to toast a popular success; his first of 2016 and since Silverstone in the UK last summer. Here are some of his comments and reaction immediately after proving that the thirty-seven year old still has the guile and skills to lead the very fastest in the world on two wheels. On managing Michelin rubber on the slippery Jerez asphalt by learning from Austin… “I crashed in Austin because I made a mistake at the start with the clutch and also because I did two races with a tyre that was not good for my bike. It was the only way…because the right rubber to finish the race was from that construction. We knew it was a risk but with the tyre Marquez used we would not have finished, with the other we would have been two seconds slower.”

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