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Autosport: Burgess says there is “no panic” over Rossi Test pace

Valentino Rossi’s Test results from Valencia on the Ducati are no cause for concern, said the Italian’s chief mechanic Jeremy Burgess as reported by Autosport.

“There's no reason to panic, despite Valentino's unusual test results," Burgess was quoted as saying. “Everything was new for Valentino as it was for myself and my team. The Ducati reacts differently, so this is a time to be handled with calmness by us too, just to understand things. After years of Japanese bikes, and seven seasons at Yamaha, for Valentino to get on the Ducati was a sort of culture shock. Everyone likes to be at the top of the timesheets, after every test session, but I knew Valentino would get on the track to do a different job: he wanted to ride to understand the bike, not to do record laps.”

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