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Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) won his first GP at Brno in 1996 – in the 125 World Championship – and won his first title at the venue the following year. 20 years on, the nine-time World Champion is back at Brno once again, with good memories and his impressive record at the track spurring him on: five victories at the venue in the premier class make it a good place to gear up for the second half of the season.
The legendary Italian is only ten points off the Championship lead and is aiming firmly for the podium every weekend as he bids for a tenth world title, saying the fight is still wide open:
Valentino Rossi: “I‘ve rested during these holidays. I've passed a lot of time with my friends, but I returned to training and preparing myself as soon as possible and I feel good. I trained at the gym and on the bike, but now I want to go back to my M1 and work together with my team. The championship is still wide open and we will have to work hard to be always on the podium. Brno is a track I really like, I have a lot of good memories of this circuit and I hope I can make it another nice race this weekend. It will be important to be quick from the first session!”
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