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Burgess: "With Rossi nothing is impossible"

Burgess: 'With Rossi nothing is impossible'

Burgess: "With Rossi nothing is impossible"

Valentino Rossi's chief mechanic Jeremy Burgess admits his Gauloises Fortuna Yamaha MotoGP team face a tough task over the final six races of the season as they look to defend a 17-point advantage at the top of the standings. Burgess says the remaining circuits on the calendar are unlikely to suit Rossi's M1 machine but insists that, where the triple MotoGP World Champion is involved, "anything is possible."

"I think it's going to a big call over the next races at a lot of circuits that won't favour us that much, but with Rossi, nothing's impossible," said Burgess on a recent visit to the home of his favourite Australian Rules Football team, the Adelaide Crows. "I feel we can give him the bike to do it."

If Rossi is successful it will represent Burgess' tenth title as a chief mechanic, following on from five previous successes with Mick Doohan, one with Wayne Gardner and, of course, three with the Italian.

"Certainly the championship with Mick Doohan coming back from the massive injury he had with his leg to win in ‘94 was very special," says Burgess. "Repeating that with Mick again was good. Wayne Gardner in ‘87 was good also of course, being the first one as the guy running the team. Rossi's first one with the four-stroke was good in 2002. They all have something special."

To see this interview in full, along with images of Burgess' trip to the Adelaide Crows, click the video link at the top of the page.

MotoGP, 2004, Valentino Rossi

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