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Rossi rides Isle of Man TT course

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Champion Rossi admires TT racers

Eight-times MotoGP world champion Valentino Rossi took centre stage at the Isle of Man TT races on Monday.

Rossi completed a lap of the famous Mountain course with TT legend Giacomo Agostini shortly after presenting John McGuinness with his Superbike trophy.

The 30-year-old Italian said: "I have huge respect for the racers who ride this circuit flat out on a Superbike.

"It requires massive courage and incredible concentration to be successful on this course."

He added: "It is dangerous and unbelievably fast and entirely different from the kind of track I race on.

"It's a great spectacle but difficult to learn in one lap so I would like to do five or six the next time I come over, not to race though."



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