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Rossi: "We know which part of the grid to clean!"

Rossi: 'We know which part of the grid to clean!'

Rossi: "We know which part of the grid to clean!"

Valentino Rossi brought a smile to the faces of the assembled journalists and riders at the press conference on the eve of the Marlboro Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix on Saturday evening, making a cheeky reference to the penalty dished out to his team in Qatar one week ago.

Rossi's mechanics were accused of cleaning his grid position on the third row on the night before the race and the Italian was forced to the back of the grid, but the Italian hinted there will be no such shenanigans this time around.

"This pole position is very important, especially because like this we know exactly which part of the grid we need to clean this night!" laughed Rossi.

Turning his attention to the business at hand, that of extending his lead over Sete Gibernau at the top of the championship, Rossi added: "The race is another story. Starting with the full tank you have a lot of fuel in the bike, so it will be more hard. Today I have a little advantage in the rhythm between me and the others so it's possible to make a good race."

To watch the entertaining press conference in full, which also included fellow front row starters Alex Barros and Shinya Nakano, as well as 250cc and 125cc pole men Sebastian Porto and Andrea Dovizioso, simply click the link at the top of the page.

Tags:
MotoGP, 2004, MARLBORO MALAYSIAN MOTORCYCLE GRAND PRIX, QP2, Valentino Rossi

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