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Rossi: “My lap time was not so bad, but it wasn‘t enough”

Rossi: “My lap time was not so bad, but it wasn‘t enough”

Movistar Yamaha’s Valentino Rossi was not too upset with his Qualifying performance, despite having to start from eighth on the grid.

The nine-time world Champion would not have been too disheartened though, as his last two race victories have come from when he has qualified in eighth.

Valentino Rossi: “Just like previous races this season, here in Mugello the level, the speed and the lap times are a lot faster than last year. Marquez rode the lap time of the pole position last time and he‘s just in thirteenth place, so it‘s a big step forward. I improved a lot and my lap time was not so bad, but it wasn‘t enough. It looks like the extra soft tyre worked very well, so our competitors who could use this option were very strong. All the top riders were able to improve their pace a lot, so apart from my starting position on the third row, which is not fantastic, I‘m quite happy about today. We worked well on the bike and I improved my feeling and my pace. It will be a hard race, but we will see tomorrow.”

MotoGP, 2015, GRAN PREMIO D'ITALIA TIM, Valentino Rossi, Movistar Yamaha MotoGP

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