Valentino Rossi heads to one of the three race tracks where he has no victory yet(The three race tracks where "The doctor" did not win are Laguna Seca, Istanbul Park and Misano). Rossi has a chance at the Red Bull U.S. Grand prix to secure his first victory at Laguna Seca and to be sure that he is closer to the championship leader, Casey Stoner.
Last year when he was at Laguna Seca the Italian could not finish the race because at a track temperature of 56 degrees Celsius, he was forced to retire when he had just 4 laps to go, due to the problems with tyre and engine.This year looks like Rossi is going to push his motorcycle to its limits because Stoner, the leader of the championship, has a considerable advantage and the Italian he does not afford to lose this race too.
"The Doctor" said that the last year’s race from Laguna was a big dissapointment for him because he wasn’t able to finish. After his "failure" at the German Grand Prix he says that now is determined to win the Laguna Seca race.He is very confident in his bike and he thinks that his motorcycle is prepared 100% to make him the winner of the Red Bull U.S. Grand prix.