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Former champion Crivillé backs Rossi

Former champion Crivillé backs Rossi

Former premier class champion Àlex Crivillé believes Valentino Rossi is perfectly placed to wrap up the 2009 MotoGP World Championship in Sepang.

As an ever-present on the MotoGP circuit with Spanish national broadcaster TVE in his role as part of their commentary team, former 500cc World Champion Àlex Crivillé is backing Valentino Rossi to win this weekend’s race in Sepang and clinch the world title.

Ten years on from securing his own world title, Crivillé has told that while Jorge Lorenzo, Dani Pedrosa and Casey Stoner cannot be written off, Rossi is his pick for the Shell Advance Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix.

You might want to compare your thoughts with those of the 1999 World Champion before making your round 16 predictions in the Fantasy MotoGP 2009 game.

“After Jorge’s error in Australia last week, Rossi has a really good advantage in the title race. He also loves riding here at Sepang, and is in pole position so it looks like he has everything under control. He only needs to come in the top four, even if Jorge wins the race, so I think the title looks pretty sure,” Crivillé told

“However, anything could really happen in the race. We have a magnificent four and it should be a fantastic race. There could be some surprises in the race in terms of times, but Rossi has broken the pole record so you’d think he has the best chance of winning the race. I don’t think Lorenzo is in a bad position, and Pedrosa and Stoner are quite close too. Any of the four could win, but I’m going for Rossi.”

If you are ready to submit your predictions now, visit the Fantasy MotoGP 2009 section of this website.


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