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GP Week : Issue 62
'Donkey Kong' rules Valentino Rossi scre wasn't going to do t WHEN Valentino Rossi hit the deck at Indianapolis a week ago, "my first thought was: I am a donkey." So he adopted the motif for his home GP, close to his Tavullia home -- a grinning ass's face on his helmet, and his usual 'The Doctor' legend on his leathers replaced with 'The Donkey'. And a set of enormous donkey ears on the rostrum, when he stood on the top step for the sixth time this season. "Today, I am the Flying Donkey," he quipped. Rossi had qualified on pole, but was not over-confident about the race, on a bumpy, tight and physically exhausting track that he does not enjoy. His predictions looked accurate as he dropped to fourth on the second lap, while fast starters Dani Pedrosa (Repsol Honda) and Toni Elias (San Carlo Honda) galloped away, and then his Fiat Yamaha team-mate Jorge Lorenzo also 26