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Randy Mamola: `Rossi is on a roll´

Randy Mamola: `Rossi is on a roll´

Randy Mamola: `Rossi is on a roll´

Sete getting beat five or six corners from the end, for me wasn't really a defeat although on the record books it will show that. Sete has to be proud of himself and of what he did. He wasn't holding up anybody, he was setting record race pace! It's incredible because last year Ducati set pole position with 1'59 and this year race pace was between 1'59 and 2 minutes dead.

There were a lot of things going on in the race. If you go back a little bit farther you have Marco Melandri, who took another wonderful podium, and behind him with Max Biaggi it was a great battle for fourth place.

Behind them came Colin Edwards and Nicky Hayden, who started form the fifth and sixth row respectively. To go through the traffic as they did was an exceptional thing.

Looking ahead to Rio, Sete's got to come out swinging and really fight there. Brazil is a wonderful racetrack to go to, it's a very fast racetrack and it should suit more the Honda, being a horsepower track.

But Rossi is on a roll. Can he be stopped? No-one will know until Sunday in Rio.

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MotoGP, 2004, GAULOISES TT ASSEN, Valentino Rossi

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