Valentino Rossi

The most important thing is to have a good relationship with the bike... you have to understand what she wants. I think of a motorcycle as a woman, and I know that sounds silly, but it's true.Valentino Rossi

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Riding a race bike is an art - a thing that you do because you feel something inside.Valentino Rossi

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Maybe the bike is more dangerous, but the passion for the car for me is second to the bike.Valentino Rossi

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The great fights with your strongest rivals are always the biggest motivation. When you win easily it's not the same taste.Valentino Rossi

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I don't like being famous - it is like a prison. And driving for Ferrari would make it far worse.Valentino Rossi

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Fortunately during my career I have won more or less everything, so I need to enjoy it to have the right motivation.Valentino Rossi

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To be a great motorbike racer, the most important thing is passion for the bike.Valentino Rossi

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I race to win. If I am on the bike or in a car it will always be the same.Valentino Rossi

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In 2002 the Yamaha was at more or less the same level as the Honda, better in some ways, worse in others. But in the winter of last year between 2002 and 2003, Honda made a big step forward and it seemed as if Yamaha couldn't quite match that improvement.Valentino Rossi

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It's a big, big advantage because understanding what changes we might make takes time and it takes time to work out settings and to understand everything about the new machine.Valentino Rossi

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Once the races begin it's more difficult and there is never that much time for testing.Valentino Rossi

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Maybe if Graziano make another work or another sport I wouldn't have had this passion to be a rider.Valentino Rossi

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My normal life is like being on holiday.Valentino Rossi

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I'm Valentino Rossi. And I want to be a person, not an icon.Valentino Rossi

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How do Ferrari know what I'm doing next year when I don't know what I'm doing next week?Valentino Rossi

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Also, when I started racing he knew a lot of people and it was more easy for me to find the first bike, so I have a good chance for sure.Valentino Rossi

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As for the level of spectacle of the two disciplines, I leave it to the people who watch the races to comment.Valentino Rossi

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But I could also start F1 or rallying. I love rallying much more.Valentino Rossi

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I always enjoyed myself a lot in pre-school.Valentino Rossi

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I have won on Honda and Yamaha so maybe it is interesting to win with a third team, Ducati, who are Italian.Valentino Rossi

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I would have probably stolen cars - it would have given me the same adrenaline rush as racing.Valentino Rossi

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If I test the car for a year I can be quite competitive the next season.Valentino Rossi

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In my opinion we are at the limit now, and 17 races is really too much. With all the testing that we do now, it means we're always on the bike and it's quite difficult.Valentino Rossi

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It is a big problem and so I don't know for sure if I say yes or no to Ferrari.Valentino Rossi

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The work that we do during the winter is very important; we have a new bike and it's important to develop it during this time, and we start with this test.Valentino Rossi

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To win the Championship in the first year will be hard. We need time to become competitive and win races.Valentino Rossi

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