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Rossi: “On paper we are strong”

9-time World Champions looks ahead to the #JapaneseGP

Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) has been at the forefront in most races in the ever-changing 2016 season, and looks ahead to the upcoming flyaway stint ready to show those credentials once again. With a good record at the Twin Ring Motegi – the venue to kick off the three back-to-back races near the tail end of the season – the legendary Italian also relishes the chance to race at manufacturer Yamaha’s home venue, in Japan. In good shape and readying for a final stand again Repsol Honda Team’s Marc Marquez, Rossi will be looking to kick off MotoGP™’s 2016 Asian adventure with another victory – his third of the year – as he faces down Marquez in the Championship fight, 52 points behind.

Valentino Rossi: “I love the three overseas races, these circuits are fantastic. On paper we are strong with the Yamaha, so I hope to fight for the victory. I‘m especially happy to go to Japan because it is the home of Yamaha and I will do my best to make it a good Grand Prix. I like the track and the atmosphere. I‘m in good shape and I'm ready for the three races in a row!”

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