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MotoGP superstars impressed with new Shanghai track

MotoGP superstars impressed with new Shanghai track

MotoGP superstars impressed with new Shanghai track

MotoGP´s superstars of racing were out in force today to express their thoughts about the new Chinese racing circuit at a track-side press conference in Shanghai. The conference was attended by: Valentino Rossi, Alex Barros, Max Biaggi, Colin Edwards, Olivier Jacque and wildcard rider Wang Zhu.

Reigning MotoGP World Champion Valentino Rossi expressed his respect for the unknown, mammoth track. "The first impression is very good, the track seems difficult. From the first pictures I saw, I expected it to be a very fast track, but it's very technical, with strange, long corners, and it's difficult to understand the line."

"Around the track, it's very nice, with plants and water: it would also be good for holidays!" joked Rossi.

"Unfortunately, I couldn't really train on the PlayStation because it only appears in the Formula 1 game. Basically, I couldn't do anything, apart from doing a few laps on a scooter today. Tomorrow, we will start from zero but it will be the same for everybody.

"For sure, it will be quite hard to find the good settings in only four hours, so the work during the practice will be very important. Hopefully, we will understand quickly the settings and the behaviour of the bike. It will be hard work for the riders, but also for the team."

The rest of the riders at the press conference seemed equally dazzled by the splendour and sheer size of the new Shanghai track. "I have never seen anything like that. As I drove up to the circuit, I thought we were getting to an airport, as it's so huge, so impressive!" said Colin Edwards.

MotoGP returnee Olivier Jacque, who is standing in for the injured Alex Hofmann at Kawasaki, also attended the press conference, "It's a bit strange to be here with the leaders of the Championship, I feel like, as we say in French, like a hair in the soup," joked the former 250 World Champion.


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