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SpeedTV: Spies reveals a lot learned from battle with Rossi

Ben Spies maintained a duel with Valentino Rossi for nine laps during the season-opening race in Qatar, a battle from which the American said he had learned a great deal.

In quotes published by SpeedTV, Spies said: “I’ve never raced Valentino like that for such a long period and he’s not an easy guy to pass. The way he was riding made him quite tough to pass. I learned a lot about his braking technique and his lines. He’s good on the brakes and he doesn’t really have any weakness. He just doesn’t really make mistakes. His pace wasn’t quite as quick as I could go but it was hard work getting by him. But it was good and it was a fun race.”

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