What a weekend: thirty degrees and fast lane for my Ducati 1098, as well as playing F(B)astminton with my husband, then Kimi Raikkonen's won at Magny Cours with his second victory since joining Ferrari, Massa's and Kimi's whitewash was their first double for Ferrari since seven-time world champion Michael Schumacher retired while Valentino (Rossi put in one of the outstanding performances of his career aboard his one-off liveried Cinquecento Fiat Yamaha at the Dutch TT today) Rossi has been carving in Assen (Netherlands) through the field like a hot knife through butter, with his favoured overtaking spot coming at the Gert Timmer chicane.

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Vale did it at the same corner with Edwards, Pedrosa and Hayden, thus the overtake gave him a clear track to the first place. What a pace...Now there shouldn't be anymore rumours about Rossi turning to Ferrari (Hoax anyway), if you saw how Rossi celebrated his outstanding victory started from the 11th position in the grid.

Video: Valentino Rossi

For me it has been fantastic. It´s the first time that I´ve been able to win here, and it was an unbelievable race. The crew made some modifications and I was able to take a much better pace. I had a good start, then a great battle with Casey, which was a lot of fun. It´s an important victory —very emotional- and now in the summer break we will relax, because the championship is so long.

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