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Crivillé: "It's way too early to write Gibernau off"

Crivillé: 'It's way too early to write Gibernau off'

Crivillé: "It's way too early to write Gibernau off"

As usual a host of VIPs, former riders and famous sportsmen were on hand at Catalunya on the first day of free practice. Amongst the well-known faces of the paddock was former World Champion Álex Crivillé, who shared his thoughts about the season so far.

"Rossi has had a great start to his campaign, he really has a grip of his bike. It might be harder for him to win races, but in the end, he's on top. He looks really comfortable with his bike," said the former Honda rider. "Regarding Sete, he hasn't been very lucky on some occasions and things could have been different."

"I believe it's way too early to write Gibernau off. There's always a part played by chance, anything can happen. You don't only depend on yourself, but also on your machinery and from a mathematical point of view, the Championship is still open. If we look at the facts, Rossi has a great advantage for sure and if he can manage his tally, he will be on his way to another title."

The Spaniard also commented on the recent amendments to the 2007 technical rules, as the FIM recently announced that the capacity of the MotoGP engine will be reduced from 990cc to 800cc.

"They have valued the various factors and reducing the capacity of the engine seemed the best solution for the security of the riders. It's a change that was necessary, but I think it won't affect the lap times too much, performances will keep on improving."


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