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Valentino Rossi Testing Ferrari Team

Days after Valentino Rossi confirmed that he has no plans to join formula one, Rossi clocked excellent times testing a Ferrari formula one car. At the end of test of testing Valentino Rossi had clocked around 600 kms. Valentino tested the F2008.

Ferrari’s official release read:

Valentino was extremely happy with his lap time of 1.21.900, clocked on the penultimate lap, almost over the time limit the team was allowed to use the Catalan track: “We kept the last three quarters of an hour to try a ‘time attack’ with little petrol and fresh tyres. I would have given anything for such a lap time.” Rossi said that he had much more fun compared to his last experience in Mugello in November 2008. “It’s more fun here, because it’s a little bit easier. It’s more effort in Mugello, but this track here is really wonderful, with motorbikes and cars, although I have to say that turn 10 is a little tight (the one with the spins) and you’re braking much later.”

Luca Baldisserri commented on the “Doctor’s” adventure positively: “We tried different set ups and he improved a lot: this means that the driver learns quickly and has room for improvement.” Before Valentino left the track he wanted to thank the whole team: “I want to thank Ferrari, but especially Domenicali and Montezemolo, for giving me this present.”

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But Yamaha wasnt that pleased 😀 , they were worried that Ferrari might gobble up their star instead of another MotoGP team.

“I have to be worried about these excellent times because Valentino really could get the desire to change sport” Yamaha team manager Davide Brivio was quoted as saying

Written by Formula One Addict

January 23rd, 2010 at 1:58 pm

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