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Rossi still focused on improvement as Phillip Island test gets underway

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Valentino Rossi will celebrate his 37th birthday today and wishes for nothing more than to get back on his bike as soon as possible.

Rossi showed that he is a force to be reckoned with this season, as he claimed fourth position in the combined standings after recording second place on day one and three in Malaysia. Similar to his teammate, Jorge Lorenzo, the nine-time World Champion also certainly knows his way around Phillip Island and is focused on having his bike fully prepped for the start of the season at the end of March.

He is eager to test new options and work on his set-up in the coming days as he hopes to make big steps and create a further understanding of the direction in which he will continue to progress.

"After a few days of rest and working out at home, I'm ready for the second test of the season in Phillip Island," he enthused.

"I'm very happy to test our bike at the Australian circuit. The temperatures will be high and this will be a good opportunity to gain other important data about the new tyres and the electronics. The test in Malaysia went very well for Yamaha.

"We still need to improve but in general I was very satisfied about the behaviour of the bike. Yamaha worked really hard during the winter and I'm eager to test the bike at another track such as Phillip Island, where we usually are pretty fast. We have to stay focused. Our rivals are working a lot and already from the Australian Test many things can change.

"I feel good, I'm continuing the physical preparation and it will be very important to return at the front immediately on track. We want to continue the work begun in Malaysia and continue testing new material and improve the bike for this season," Rossi concluded.

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