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Pre-event press conference at Valencia

Pre-event press conference at Valencia

Pre-event press conference at Valencia

Valentino Rossi arrived at the pre-event press conference for the Gran Premio Marlboro de la Comunitat Valenciana in jovial mood after taking the last ten days to soak up the reality of his achievements at Phillip Island in the penultimate round of the season, when he was crowned MotoGP World Champion for the fourth successive year.

It is almost one year to the day that the Italian announced his sensational switch from Honda to Yamaha and was back in the same room today as he admitted the reality of his achievement would take a while to sink in.

"Now it feels like a long time, more than one year, but it was the right choice," said Rossi, who became only the second man in history to win the title with two different manufacturers in successive seasons.

"It's hard to understand 100% what has happened. It was a great win but, anyway, now we have one more race to concentrate on before I can really stop and think about it."

Watch the pre-event press conference, which also featured Sete Gibernau, Colin Edwards, Loris Capirossi and Dani Pedrosa, in full by clicking on the video link at the top of the page.


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