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Melandri sees Turkish three-peat as tough task

Melandri sees Turkish three-peat as tough task

Marco Melandri has been the only winner at the Istanbul Park circuit since the Turkish track welcomed MotoGP in 2005, but thinks another victory there may be beyond him this time around.

Marco Melandri has been the only winner at the Istanbul Park circuit since the Turkish track welcomed MotoGP in 2005. The Italian took victory at the first ever Turkish Grand Prix, and repeated the feat last year from 14th on the grid.

However, despite his pedigree at the circuit, Melandri is none too optimistic about his chances of making it a hat-trick of wins at this year's race. It is well known that the Italian isn't completely satisfied with the start to his season, and he commented on another Turkish triumph at the next round to motogp.com.

"We have to improve the fine tuning of the bike a lot, and this is something that is worrying me at the present time. I definitely can't think about winning at Istanbul, I see that as being very difficult," said the former MotoGP World Championship runner-up.

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MotoGP, 2007, GRAND PRIX OF TURKEY, Marco Melandri

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