When the Spanish Grand Prix got underway on a wet and slick Jerez Circuit Sunday, Ducati Team’s Valentino Rossi immediately showed promise.
Piloting the Ducati GP11 donning the famed 46, Rossi battled from an 11th-place start to the third position by lap 8.
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Valentino Rossi’s performance throughout the 2011 MotoGP pre-season was very unusual, the Italian not adapting well to the Ducati Team GP11.
But on Thursday when the MotoGP grid began practicing for the 18-round season opener at Losail International Circuit, Qatar, Rossi was with the leading pack, posting the fifth fastest lap in FP1.