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Rossi pleased with day’s achievements

Rossi pleased with day’s achievements

The Italian gave a positive evaluation of the opening two practice sessions at Aragón and also commented on his physical condition after a day which tested all aspects of man and machine.

Valentino Rossi welcomed the return of two practice sessions on Friday with great enthusiasm after being able to test his Fiat Yamaha M1 out in both wet and dry conditions on day one at Aragón.

The opening 45-minute session of the day was run in dry conditions in the morning whilst the afternoon practice was wet, allowing Rossi and his crew to work on varying settings – something that proved extremely valuable to the 31 year-old as he explained.

"I'm very happy about having four sessions again here and especially today because we got to try the bike in the wet and in the dry,” evaluated the reigning World Champion. “We gathered a lot of information; this morning in the dry I was sixth but this afternoon in the wet I was fourth and I was very pleased because it's a long time since I tried the bike in the rain.”

There is still work to do for Rossi who has targeted a step-up after a good beginning to the weekend, and he also sounded out a slight concern over his injured shoulder.

“We need to improve our setting because we're not at the maximum but I am happy about this start,” he said. “My leg is very good now but my shoulder is giving me some problems and we know we have to manage like this now until the end of the season. It's easier for the shoulder in the wet but I would still prefer it to be dry because this is a fun track to ride on."

MotoGP, 2010, GRAN PREMIO A-STYLE DE ARAGON, Valentino Rossi, Fiat Yamaha Team

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