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Motorcycles Last MotoGP test for Valentino Rossi: "I will not miss"

13:25  23 september  2021
13:25  23 september  2021 Source:   motorsport-total.com

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for Valentino Rossi was the Two-Day MotoGP test in Misano at the same time Last in the premier class. At the end of the current season, the Italian has known to declare his resignation. But he will not miss the tester egg how he admits after two occupational days in Misano.

"It's the last test, so it's an important moment, but honestly, I will not miss the tests in the future," admits Rossi. "Because it is always exhausting and hard work, both physically and mentally. And it's difficult, that's the hard part of our job. I prefer the race weekend!"

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After he had become 17th in the race on Sunday, Rossi drove the most elf-tight time (+0.646 seconds) on the first day of tests; On Wednesday he finished the day as 19th with a residue of 1.258 seconds. His conclusion falls positively.

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"The test was quite positive, especially the first day was good," the Petronas-Yamaha pilot looks back. "In the end I was very fast on the road and able to drive better than the weekend. Especially in the brake phase and on the corner of the curve I was faster. The lap time did not look so bad."

"We did not have much new to test, so we focused on what we have to improve the balance of the motorcycle. And the feeling is better. On Wednesday we continued with two or three other little things. Everything was going on Okay and we were able to quit our work satisfactorily. "

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What is for him in the four remaining MotoGP races, including another home grand prix in Misano at the end of October? "We hope that we are stronger. We are working and try to improve some things," says Rossi and complements: "But now it depends very much on the route."

What were the best tests in Rossis career?

"In two weeks we will drive in Austin. Austin is a very special route, very difficult. Full of unevenness. With little grip. Not easy. And in 2019, when I was the last time there, I was strong. Let's see how It will run this time. "

on the question of which MotoGP test has remembered most remembered until today, explains the ninefood world champion: "The tests that you remember are usually those who have tried a new motorcycle for the first time. So I remember the first test with the 250s very well. "

"But especially at the first test with the Honda 500 in Jerez, with Jeremy (Burgess) and Bernie (Ansiu; Note d. R.). I believe that was in November or December 1999. That was very impressive. And I remember the first test of the four-stroke Honda, who took place in Suzuka after the 8 hours. "

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Future MotoGP tests does not exclude Rossi from

then Rossi won the 8-hour race along with Colin Edwards. "And then we made the test with the first MotoGP machine. That was in August 2001, I believe," says Rossi. "Another test I remember very well was the first test with Yamaha, Sepang, January 2004."

"That was the first time that I tried the M1. Also together with Jeremy. I think that's the better tests of my career," sums up Rossi, who does not want to exclude completely, continue to drive another test.

"We'll see how much I will miss the MotoGP driving if I'm not doing it anymore. But as I said, the tests are certainly not the best part of the job. But I'll say that now. Maybe I'll miss the MotoGP and Then I would not mind to drive from time to time, "says Rossi.

In his last test as a regular driver, there was a special Zaungast: Father Graziano. He also has digested the message of the resignation now. "He wanted me to continue, but now he's fine (with the decision) and he came over on both days to see a few laps," reveals the Italian.

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