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Rossi: `I am not thinking about the Championship´

Rossi: `I am not thinking about the Championship´

Too much time working on race tyres was cited by Valentino Rossi as the move that kept him off the front row in Japan.

Unable to achieve his goal of a front row start for the A-Style Grand Prix of Japan, Valentino Rossi is setting his sights on a good start and an eventual podium at Motegi -a result that would give him the MotoGP World Championship as a consequence.

Valentino Rossi - Fourth

`Honestly I´m a bit disappointed because the front row was our target today, but anyway fourth isn´t too bad! Unfortunately we spent a bit too much time with the race tyres and started our qualifying sequence a few minutes late, this meant that I was maybe one or two minutes late going out with my last tyre and I got a bit caught up with traffic when De Angelis fell. Anyway, our race pace is quite good so I am confident that we can be in the fight, although we will have to get a good start. We have one or two small problems that we need to work on so we will use the warm-up to check a few things and I think we can improve a little bit more. I am not thinking about the championship right now, I will just aim for the podium and see what happens.´

MotoGP, 2008, A-STYLE GRAND PRIX OF JAPAN, Valentino Rossi, Fiat Yamaha Team

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