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Honda Nastro Azzuro: Interview with Valentino Rossi

Honda Nastro Azzuro: Interview with Valentino Rossi

Valentino Rossi : ´ I just needed five more minutes because the track was almost completely dry and I could have made a better lap time to improve my starting position. But most important we would have tested the tyres for the race. Now we still have a lot of doubts about that and we hope we can do a good job in the morning warm-up otherwise it will be a gamble in the race.Anyway, I could have improved my lap time if I had not found Jason Vincent in my way. We checked the computer and found I would have done 1m 32.6s, enough for the second row of the grid.

I have to start from 11th position, it is a handicap but many times this year I´ve been in that position and still been able to recover.I hope for a dry race tomorrow but a wet race could be OK, if it´s a real wet race, not half wet, half dry. After my crash of yesterday my physical condition is OK and some little bruises should not be a problem. ´

500cc, 2001

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