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Rossi: “To keep first I have to finish in front of him”

Rossi: “To keep first I have to finish in front of him”

Valentino Rossi is determined to hold onto his 1-point championship lead over his teammate Jorge Lorenzo at the Dutch GP.

Valentino Rossi gave a stunning performance at the Catalan GP, having started from seventh on the grid, and rode to a well-deserved second place. He is keen on another chance to extend his championship lead at the TT Assen this Saturday.

The Doctor’s main goal is to cross the finish line ahead of his teammate and will be a force to be reckoned with. He holds a very impressive track record at what is considered to be the “Cathedral" of motorcycling, having claimed six wins in the premier class on Dutch soil (2002, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2009 and 2013) as well as a 250cc (1998) and a 125cc class victory (1997).

Valentino Rossi: “Assen will be another very intense weekend. After seven races the difference between me and Jorge is just one point and to keep the first place I have to finish in front of him. It won‘t be easy because Jorge is in a great shape, but so am I. I'm very happy about the last race in Barcelona, the victory was very close. Jorge‘s and my potential are very similar. I like Assen, it‘s a nice circuit. I did some good races there in the past and usually our bike is working really well, so it will be another important race. I'm sure our rivals will do everything they can to fight for the victory and we have to keep our eyes out for them. First we must improve our qualifying and we will work on making a better start to the race in Assen.”

MotoGP, 2015, MOTUL TT ASSEN, Valentino Rossi, Movistar Yamaha MotoGP

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