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Rossi: "Sete is on top form"

Rossi: 'Sete is on top form'

Rossi: "Sete is on top form"

Valentino Rossi revealed he was pleased with his own lap time but admitted he still had work to do to catch early pacesetter Sete Gibernau at Mugello after the first qualifying session for the Gran Premio Cinzano d'Italia. Rossi improved on his own pole record from last year by a second and a half today but was unable to topple the Spaniard, who Rossi admitted is "on top form".

"My time was pretty fast, better than last year, but still not enough because Sete went faster. I have put myself in quite a good place, so I am quite happy," said Rossi.

"We've already improved the bike a lot this morning and again this afternoon. Sete is on top form, so to be more competitive I still need to improve my general set-up.

"My pace feels quite good but I'm sure we can improve. We're having some problems with the rear and the last corner is where we need to make the biggest improvement to suit the racetrack.

"There is more pressure here in Mugello than anywhere else, so to get a top result this weekend would be the ultimate satisfaction."

MotoGP, 2004, GRAN PREMIO CINZANO D'ITALIA, Valentino Rossi

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