Movistar Yamaha’s Valentino Rossi is out to settle a score with the Circuit of the Americas tarmac this weekend to make up for how it bit him last season.
Rossi lost the front at turn two on lap three of last year’s clash and it was the first time he had crashed out of a race since Aragon in 2014 so The Doctor has to get level with the Austin track.
“The first two races of the season went well and I hope to improve the performance of the first days of free practice. We have much work to do, but I'm confident in my bike and in my team. Austin is a very difficult track and I love riding here,” said Rossi.
“I have an account to settle with this track because last year in the warm-up I made a big step for a strong race but unfortunately I made a mistake. This year I want to try to have a good race. I also really like the atmosphere at the American circuit and I come to this place always very happily.”