PETRONAS Yamaha Sepang Racing Team will be back in action this weekend at Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli for the Gran Premio Made in Italy e dell’Emilia Romagna, which will be the final home GP for Valentino Rossi.
Valentino Rossi gets ready for his final hometown race this weekend.
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Petronas Yamaha Sepang Racing Team rider Valentino Rossi admitted that he is quite emotional ahead of his last appearance at home at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix at the Misano Circuit. The event will begin tomorrow at the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli.
This is the second race at the Misano Circuit after holding the San Marino Grand Prix last month.
Seven-time MotoGP world champion Rossi hopes to improve his performance this weekend. The Doctor stated that although the first race in Misano was emotional, he remained enthusiastic to take on the circuit one last time before retiring at the end of the season.
“I admit the performance is getting better after two weeks of rest as we have a tight schedule including having to race in the United States (US), where the GP competition in Austin is very challenging.
“For now, I am focused on going through the last three competitions with the hope that the level of mental and physical fitness is in the best condition.
“What is for sure, the second race in Misano is expected to be more difficult than the first because the heat to win the world title is increasingly felt.
“We have to focus fully on the circuit and hope that there are no technical problems experienced by the machinery in the hunt for the podium position,” said Rossi.
The Italian-born rider had a gloomy season as he finished 21st overall with 29 points after 15 races this season.