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Rossi: Third Good, but Difficult to Stay There

Rossi: Third Good, but Difficult to Stay There
Valentino Rossi, Movistar Yamaha 2018 / runganSport English © MotoGP.

Buriram, EN runganSport — Movistar Yamaha rider, Valentino Rossi said that the top three in the standings would be his best achievement this season, but of course that would be difficult retained with five races remaining.

This year Yamaha has had a difficult season, Rossi and his team-mates, Maverick Vinales have never felt another victory after Assen 2017.

Rossi is currently in third place in the standings, 29 points ahead of Vinales and Ducati Team rider Jorge Lorenzo.

“We did the test here in February and the results were not fantastic, plus we were in difficult conditions, so we had to try to appear best possible,” Rossi said to Crash.

“With our pace throughout the season, the top three standings are the best results.

I am now 29 points ahead of Vinales, but given that he is very strong in the second half of the season, it seems difficult to maintain this third position.

But we must try to maintain it and get as much points as possible consistently,” hoped the Italian rider.

This weekend’s race will take place at the Buriram circuit, Thailand for the first time in the MotoGP calendar. (DN/eV)

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