MotoGP, Rossi: "It's a relief to be back, because I missed my M1"

Vinales: “I did a good pre-season, in both the Malaysia and Qatar tests, but Jerez is a different kind of track. I want to do everything to battle for the victory or a podium.”


The spotlights are always on him. Who are we talking about? Simply, Valentino Rossi, one of the most eagerly anticipated riders – as always - of this 2020 season. On the one hand everyone is expecting an announcement linked to the continuation of his adventure in MotoGP with the Petronas team, on the other hand there is the Jerez round that beckons…

245 days since the last GP, the engines are ready to start up again and the Doctor is champing at the bit: “Finally, we can enjoy MotoGP again! Sincerely, it‘s a great relief for me, because I missed my M1 a lot, and I think the fans will also be happy.”

Already tomorrow the fans will be able – from afar – to see the bikes and riders back in action: “Tomorrow we'll start with the first test sessions in Jerez. The steps we made in Sepang and Losail during the pre-season were positive, but that‘s quite a long time ago now. We still have to be organised and work hard tomorrow to start the Spanish GP with a good understanding and a good feeling. Anyway, I‘m ready to start this new season with my team. We will do our best!”

On the other side of the box there is a lot of curiosity surrounding Maverick Vinales: “I‘m so happy that the wait is over! We ended the winter tests in a positive way. I did a good pre-season, because I was calm and had a good rhythm in both the Malaysia and Qatar Test, so I think I will arrive here in a good shape.”

There is however one aspect on which the Yamaha team leader wanted to dwell: Jerez is a different kind of track, so we will have to see tomorrow what the current situation is really like. All the fans will be watching the Spanish GP from home, so I want to do everything I can during the test to get ready for a good battle for the victory or a podium on Sunday.”




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