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MotoGP, Rossi: “I improved at Mugello, I’m going to Barcelona optimistic”

Valentino and Morbidelli want to make up for what was a home race below their expectations. Franco: “I have good indications from last year, but I don’t know if they’ll be enough to be at the top.”

MotoGP: Rossi: “I improved at Mugello, I’m going to Barcelona optimistic”

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The Mugello Grand Prix ended a few days ago, and the riders are already preparing to face the Barcelona one. The second of a tour de force that includes four races in five weeks before the summer break. For Rossi and Morbidelli, the Catalan GP is, above all, an opportunity for redemption, after a bittersweet Sunday.

Valentino reached 10th place in the home race, which is his best result this season, but it's still a result that doesn’t fully satisfy him, yet.

The Barcelona track is one of my favorites, and I always really enjoy racing there,” the Doctor said. “It’s a fantastic place, and I have very good memories, so I’m positive in view of the next GP in Catalonia, because we’ve improved over the weekend at Mugello. I was able to overtake and, in the end, I finished in the top ten. The result is not yet what we wanted, but we’re improving, and it’s good to get to the next race with some points. We hope to bring this positivity to Barcelona, to keep improving and see what we can do.

For Morbidelli, the home race was not satisfying. He had to go off track in the second lap to avoid Marquez’s bike,and then wasn’t able to recuperate, ending up out of the points zone.

Barcelona is another historic track and I hope it’ll be good for us,” Franco stated. “Last year, I was fast, I got a pole, so we have some good set-up indications coming from the 2020 race weekend. I expect to be on the same level as last year. I don’t know if it’ll be enough to be at the top, since it’s quite a difficult track, but we’ll try to do the best possible job. I’m looking forward to another race this weekend.”

 

Translated by Leila Myftija

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