Valentino Rossi is in a bullish mood ahead of this weekends Dutch TT in Assen.
The Doctor has struggled so far this season, facing particular difficulties with the new qualifying format. However after the recent tests in Aragon, Rossi has found a new set up, and now more confidence on the brakes, Rossi can’t wait to get back on track.
“I am very happy about the test in Aragon and I’m looking forward to going to Assen,” said the Doctor speaking ahead of this weekends race at the Cathedral of motorsport.
“The settings that we tested were positive and now I feel more feeling with the bike, especially when braking. For me it is an important step and I really want to try the new set-up in another track.”
Rossi is hoping that his new set up confidence will help him in qualifying too.
“I hope that this improvement will help me also to get a better starting position as it is so important to make the best qualification possible.”
The nine-times world champion’s new found confidence in his M1 has come at a great time for Valentino, who loves Assen.
“Assen is a great track, I love it and it brings to mind a lot of good memories. We’ll try to leave this good feeling with the track and the bike to improve our results.”