Rossi cautious about Le Mans track

Valentino Rossi revealed that riders will have to be careful around the tricky Le Mans circuit this weekend.

The MotoGP Championship stops off in France this weekend, where ‘The Doctor’ has notched up no less than three wins and five runner-up finishes.

Rossi is coming off a win at Jerez and is eager to see what his Yamaha can do around Le Mans.

“Le Mans is a track where the YZR-M1 usually goes very well,” the 37-year-old revealed on

“The negative thing about Le Mans is the weather, it is always very uncertain. It can rain, it is often cold and so there are many factors that you must be careful of.”

Last time around, Rossi would have to settle for second behind Jorge Lorenzo.

“Last year I had a good race but I was not able to beat Jorge, I’ll try again this year,” added the nine-time world champion.

“First, we will start the weekend in the same way as we did in Jerez. There we found a good set-up on Friday and this has helped us to be competitive in the race. We will do our best also in Le Mans.”

Rossi is 24 points behind riders’ championship leader Marc Marquez after four races.