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Rossi heaps praise on fantastic Stoner

Rossi heaps praise on fantastic Stoner

Victory in Qatar may have escaped Valentino Rossi, due to the superb performance of Casey Stoner, but the five time MotoGP World Champion has still started his season in excellent form.

Victory in Qatar may have escaped Valentino Rossi, due to the superb performance of Casey Stoner, but the five time MotoGP World Champion has still started his season in excellent form. Rossi looked to be biding his time for a final push, but the power of the Desmosedici GP7 and Stoner's composure under pressure meant that the Italian had to settle for the second spot on the podium.

Ever-gracious in defeat, ‘The Doctor' paid tribute to the Ducati rider after the race. "Today Stoner rode the perfect race and, even though I tried to mount the pressure on him, he didn't make a single mistake. I was the last to throw in the towel, but there was nothing any of us could do," commented Rossi.

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MotoGP, 2007, Commercialbank GRAND PRIX OF QATAR, Valentino Rossi, Casey Stoner

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