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Rainey impressed by Lorenzo but backing Rossi

Rainey impressed by Lorenzo but backing Rossi

MotoGP Legend goes for Rossi, Lorenzo, Stoner podium prediction.

There is no rider who knows Laguna Seca better nor lives closer to the scene of the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix than Wayne Rainey, former 500cc World Champion and MotoGP Legend.

The American gave his thoughts on what was expected of Sunday’s race just after qualifying, and was left impressed by the Yamaha new generation.

“I watched qualifying from different points on the track, and to me Lorenzo looked the best. He looked the fastest, the smoothest and the most consistent,” said Rainey, before emphasising that the rider’s late crash had changed his prediction. “Then he made a couple of mistakes, and now it looks as if Rossi is going to be the strong one and Lorenzo could possibly get second place.

“With those two being injured, and Laguna Seca being possibly the most physically demanding circuit out there, I would think that Rossi’s got the edge, and that Stoner will be up there.”

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MotoGP, 2009, RED BULL U.S. GRAND PRIX, Wayne Rainey

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