Top three target again for Rossi

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

The World Champion says his physical condition is constantly improving and he is aiming for another podium finish at Aragón this weekend.

Valentino Rossi continued to impress in his ongoing return to full fitness with a podium finish at Misano, and the reigning World Champion has set his sights on a repeat of that result at this weekend’s Gran Premio A-Style de Aragón.

In his five races since returning from a lay-off due to a broken leg Rossi has not finished outside the top five, including podiums at Laguna Seca and in his home GP last time out. Now the World Championship visits a new circuit but having ridden there in preparation for Round 13 Rossi is confident of being able to challenge at the top end of the race once more.

"Last week I rode an R1 at the track and I really like it. It's quite complicated but it's a lot of fun and it's fast, so I think it will be a real test. I think the best bit is the entry to turn 16 and I am looking forward to riding my M1 there,” said the 31 year-old. “I am feeling stronger and fitter every day so I will be aiming for the podium again this time."

The Italian added: “Misano was a very sad weekend for our sport but now we're looking forward to a new race and we are hoping for a good weekend for everyone in memory of Tomizawa.”

Rossi has reason to be assured in his approach as he is the most successful rider at GP events held in Spain, having won a total of 19 races across all classes there. Currently fourth in the standings and level on 130 points with Casey Stoner, Rossi will also be aiming for a first front-row start since his return to action.

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