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Moto2, Rossi: Morbidelli dominated, I'm proud of him

In 2018, Franco will join the Doctor in MotoGP: "he'll be competitive and I'll have him as a rival, but our relationship won't change"

Moto2: Rossi: Morbidelli dominated, I'm proud of him

Franco Morbidelli has brought Italy a world title, something it had not seen for many years. Simoncelli won the intermediate class, the 250 back then, in 2008 while the year after Valentino triumphed in MotoGP.

'Morbido', has broken the fast in Malaysia, also giving Rossi his first title ‘as teacher’, seeing as he is a rider with the VR46 Riders Academy.

I'm really happy and very proud of Franco - commented the Doctor - He deserved this title because this year he was at a higher level than everyone else. He won 8 races, which means he dominated the season”.

Morbidelli will compete in MotoGP next year and so may become a new rival for Valentino.

If I go like I did today I definitely might find him under my feet! - he jokes about his 7th place finish at Sepang - All joking aside, I think he can be competitive in MotoGP too. It's true, we'll be rivals, we'll speak less about technical matters but I don't think our relationship will change to much, there won't be any big problems”.

Translated by Heather Watson

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