“Today I did a total of 25 laps on the [Ducati 1198 SP], which is sort of a ‘historic’ motorcycle for Ducati: beautiful and fast,” Valentino Rossi stated from Misano this afternoon. “I liked it!”

“The track more or less confirmed what we expected: the shoulder is painful—especially under braking, when the front area hurts, where they stitched the tendon,” continued Rossi. “Movement is stable enough, and we’re also doing not so bad with endurance, but apart from that, it hurts a lot and isn’t very strong. Let’s hope it gets a little better in these next few days before the test in Malaysia. Once we’re there, we’ll work with the riding position in an effort to make the most of the situation and collect important information with the Desmosedici, even though I’m not in top form.”

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