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No worries in Malaysia for Rossi and Lorenzo

No worries in Malaysia for Rossi and Lorenzo

Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo were satisfied with their day´s work in practice for the Polini Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix.

Two weeks on from the last round in Australia, the `no worries´ outlook to life continued in the Fiat Yamaha garage on Friday in Sepang. Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo featured in the overall top five, with the duo expecting to qualify on the front row for Sunday´s race.

Valentino Rossi - Second

`This was a good day for us because we were fastest this morning and then second this afternoon behind Colin. I like this track a lot; it´s difficult, technical and wide and it´s possible to have a lot of fun riding a MotoGP bike here. It´s a different feeling compared to the tests here pre-season, because the bike has changed a lot since then and we´ve also learnt a lot more about the tyres; it´s good to see how much we have improved everything since then. Our pace today is already good so I think we have a good potential this weekend, but it's definitely possible to improve some more and make our setting better. We need to work on one or two small things. I have a strong motivation for a good result here.´

Jorge Lorenzo - Fifth

`I felt good here today! Unfortunately this afternoon we changed a lot of things and we didn´t have quite enough grip with the final tyre, so we weren´t able to improve on the time from this morning, but anyway we know what the problem is so we´re not so worried. I think I can be competitive here and that I can fight for the front row tomorrow. It´s very hot but it´s still great fun to ride the M1 here, you can slide the rear, which is a fantastic feeling on these bikes, and I really enjoyed myself today. I hope that this can continue for the rest of the weekend.´

Tags:
MotoGP, 2008, POLINI MALAYSIAN MOTORCYCLE GRAND PRIX, Valentino Rossi, Fiat Yamaha Team

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