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Rossi ready to bounce back

Rossi ready to bounce back

Rossi ready to bounce back

Valentino Rossi returns to the venue of his Yamaha debut this weekend determined to recover from the disappointment of his second crash of the season in Qatar last Saturday. Rossi tested the M1 for the first time ever at Sepang back in January and, with a good record here in recent seasons, says it is the perfect track to bounce back.

"Obviously the result in Qatar was a great disappointment, but luckily I am not hurt and therefore we must put it behind us and concentrate on the next challenge in Malaysia," said Rossi.

"We have an advantage coming to Sepang, compared to most of the other circuits this year, because we tested there twice at the start of the year. This means that we already have some data for the M1 at this track.

"Although the bike has changed a lot since the start of the year, I hope that this will help us to find a good set-up and qualify in a good position.

"It will be a hard race; it's a high-speed track with two long straights and once again we will be racing in high temperatures, but I am positive. For sure it will be easier than in Qatar!

"I've got a good record at the circuit; two wins, plus I've been on the podium for last three years. Last year it was a perfect race for me; pole position and then the race win, clinching the Championship. I can't win the Championship here this time, but I hope that I can have a good weekend and extend my lead once more."

Tags:
MotoGP, 2004, MARLBORO MALAYSIAN MOTORCYCLE GRAND PRIX, Valentino Rossi

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