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MotoGP Valencia: 'Aggressive' Morbidelli plans to close down points gap

Franco Morbidelli plans to take an aggressive approach at this weekend's Valencian MotoGP round in order to close down the 25-point deficit he has to series leader Joan Mir.

The Italian dominated the last race at Aragon, leading from turn two until the chequered flag, and now sits in third place, just behind Petronas Yamaha team-mate Fabio Quartararo.

"It feels good going into the final three races of the year after the second win of the season at Aragón," said Morbidelli.


"Valencia can be a tricky circuit when riding a MotoGP bike, as it’s narrow and the MotoGP bikes have so much power on a track that’s quite small, compared to other categories.

"But it is a place that I love, because it’s where I made my first step into big-wheeled motorsport, in a Spanish championship.

"I’m feeling great on the bike, we will work to keep the same feeling at this circuit and be fighting again for the top places. We go there just 25 points from being at the top of the championship standings, so I want to be aggressive in these final races at Valencia and Portimão to see what we can achieve."

Morbidelli has previously stepped on the Circuit Ricardo Tormo podium in 2017, racing in the Moto2 championship, and also started the same race from the front row of the grid.

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