“To fight for the win”
Valentino Rossi's impressive career podium tally in MotoGP includes six from the past six seasons at Sepang, including those four victories.
After extending his advantage over Dani Pedrosa in the battle for the important runner-up spot
in the championship at the last round, the Italian is again targeting the top step of the podium as he aims to finish a difficult season on a high note.
"I did everything I could in Australia but we couldn't challenge Stoner so our target for the final two races is unchanged - to fight for the win”, says Rossi. “Sepang is another of my favourite tracks and I've had some great races there. Last year's battle with Loris was especially memorable, and I would really like to have the chance to fight like that with my rivals again this year.”
“We know that our bike generally goes well there and we have a lot of data from so much testing there, even if our bike has changed quite a bit from the start of the year when we were last there and the track has also, but hopefully we will be able to find a good package and be competitive. We have two races left and we are going to be doing everything we can to win them both so we can end the season in a good way."