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Brivio warns rivals that Rossi run could be `typical´

Brivio warns rivals that Rossi run could be `typical´

Fiat Yamaha boss Davide Brivio has stated that, when everything is working well, Valentino Rossi´s recent race results are `typical´ from the Italian.

Two victories from the most recent pair of races have put Valentino Rossi back on top of the MotoGP World Championship for the first time in a year and, with Jorge Lorenzo upholding his end of the bargain Fiat Yamaha now hold a comfortable lead in the team standings. A content Davide Brivio sent out a warning to the rest of the MotoGP riders after Le Mans, one that they will not want to hear heading to Mugello.

`When Rossi feels good on the bike, the tyre is working good and he can ride as he wants until the end of the race, then we can say that China and Le Mans are typical races,´ stated Brivio.

`I´m very proud to achieve this in five races, as it really shows how Yamaha have been competitive every weekend. This is a great sign of the efforts of all the race department, who identified a problem and were able to fix it.´

Rossi has won in Mugello on Aprilia, Honda and Yamaha machinery, and can make it three tyre manufacturers to whom he has given an Italian win should he cross the line first at the Gran Premio d´Italia Alice. To add to his perfect four-stroke record at the track with Michelin and lower cylinder category Dunlop success, the five-time MotoGP World Champion now has the chance to give Bridgestone their first Mugello victory.

`It´s important for Valentino to win in Mugello, after six years of victories and a new tyre manufacturer. We hope that we can continue like we have been in the past five races,´ said Brivio.

Tags:
MotoGP, 2008, Valentino Rossi, Fiat Yamaha Team

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