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Rossi content with fourth after scare

Rossi content with fourth after scare

Rossi content with fourth after scare

Valentino Rossi has admitted it felt strange to miss out on the podium at Jerez after a record run of consecutive top three finishes which stretches back to August 2002, but revealed he was happy just to finish the race after a series of scary moments which almost saw the Italian spat from his Yamaha in the treacherously wet conditions.

´Finally I am happy and relieved because it was a miracle not to fall off, said Rossi, who finished fourth after saving a highside early in the race.

Its a great shame because I couldnt go so fast at the end. I didnt have much grip, mostly from the rear and well have to work on set-up to improve this. Its strange not to be on the podium because the last time was in Brno in 2002, when I had a tyre problem.

Each lap I was trying to be more aggressive and the front of the bike felt okay. I think we have quite a gap to make up with Honda in the wet weather, but in general we have had a good weekend, with another pole position.

One thing is for sure, this is going to be a great championship! Like I have always said, Sete and Max are going to be my main competitors.´

Tags:
MotoGP, 2004, GRAN PREMIO MARLBORO DE ESPAÑA, Valentino Rossi

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