Valentino Rossi has pledge to do everything he can to aid teammate Jorge Lorenzo’s title challenge on Sunday at Valencia, should he have the speed to do so. In all probability, Lorenzo must win the race and hope Marc Marquez finishes outside the top four and Rossi’s role could prove pivotal in keeping Marquez low enough in the finishing order.
“Usually Valencia is not one of my best tracks but I have had some good podiums there and some wins”, commented Rossi. “As always we have to try and do the maximum for the weekend. If I am strong enough I want to try and help Jorge as much as possible on Sunday and also to arrive on the podium.”
Lorenzo admits he has to go all out for victory this weekend and believes the pressure is all on Marquez heading into Sunday’s title decider.
“So we come to the last race in Valencia. It’s going to be exciting, maybe the most exciting of all the season. We are still in the fight and that is the most important thing right now. I’m very stimulated because three races ago we thought the championship was over. Instead we have a chance to fight for the title. Valencia is my home race and it will be very emotional considering our position in the classification. We don’t have anything to lose but everything to win, and this card plays on our side. Maybe our main rival can feel much more pressure in Valencia than us because he is so close to victory. I look forward to riding there and pushing with all my force. If we can continue to ride at our level we can fight for the win and then wait for the circumstances. You never know what can happen, especially if the forecast is uncertain as it was last year. We trust in ourselves and we expect a good race in front of our fans. We will never give up until the end!”
|2013 MOTOGP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP – RACE FOR THE TITLE|
|1||MARC MARQUEZ||318 PTS||2||JORGE LORENZO||305 PTS|