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Tue 02nd Jul '13

Rossi: 'One of the best victories of my career'

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Rossi speaks out after his first win for over two years


The win is Rossi's 80th in the premier class. Before Assen, Rossi's last win was at Sepang in 2010, also with Fiat Yamaha. Rossi only managed three podiums in his disasterous two seasons at Ducati.


Speaking to the press, Rossi said: "Today was something special, this is one of the best victories in my career because it is one of the most wanted and expected for such a lot of time. I'm so happy because I won a real race where all my opponents were very strong and very fast, apart from Jorge with his injury.


"It was great from the beginning, I had a good feeling, I could overtake on braking and I felt good on the bike. It was difficult but the finish line was calling me so I had to arrive as fast as possible. We have made a step with the bike, I can ride in a better way so we have to try and stay with the top guys every weekend.

"Jorge rode an incredible race, we have to say a special great congratulations because he had great courage to do this and also he made an important step for his Championship."


Rossi's win moves him up to fifth in the championship standings, two points behind Tech 3 Yamaha's Cal Crutchlow.