Rossi Mourns Donington Park Scrap
Starting 2010, the MotoGP caravan will move from Leicestershire to Northamptonshire, as Silverstone will replace Donington Park in the series' schedule. And Rossi insisted that's a pity, because the latter was the perfect circuit for motorcycle racing.
The Italian rider's first win in MotoGP's premier class at Donington Park came in 2000, after which he scored 4 more wins in the next 5 years. This will be the last season Rossi will have the chance to return to victory at the Leicestershire track, before saying good bye.
“I think it's a great pity that this is the last time, because this track is very suitable for motorcycles and it's always a great pleasure to ride the bike here. I have a lot of memories at this track. First victory with the 500cc, a lot of great battles with Loris (Capirossi) and with Marco (Melandri) in 2006 on the last lap,” said Rossi in a preview for the British Grand Prix this weekend.
In contradiction with Rossi's comments were Casey Stoner's who, despite his back-to-back wins at the British track in recent years, admitted he never liked this circuit.
“From day one I don't think I've ever liked this track. We've never really enjoyed this circuit. I remember when I first came here the only part of the track I liked was the Esses down to the last two hairpins. That was about it, because you could back it in a little bit going in. The rest of the track, for me, was just a lot of hard work and not a lot of fun,” added Stoner.