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Honda Nastro Azzuro: Rossi´s official statement

Honda Nastro Azzuro: Rossi´s official statement

Valentino Rossi´s official statement

Valentino Rossi : ´Not a good day. I started the free practice session with a stiff neck but Doctor Costa´s physiotherapist, Montanari, helped to solve the problem and I was almost 100% after his treatment.In the afternoon, I was trying to find a good machine setting but I still had various small problems when, about 25 minutes into the qualifyng session, I lost the front in the fast Craner Curve, in fifth gear, I believe it´s about 200km/h.

I thought I was able to ´Save it´ but it didn’t happen. I slid across the grass a long distance. I don´t have any major physical damage, except bruises to my left leg. I crashed because I was just off the fast line. The real problem is I´m still far away from finding a good machine set-up. The lap times of Biaggi and Capirossi are excellent. So, tomorrow, it will not be easy to close this gap. Of course it also depends upon the weather.´

500cc, 2001

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