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Andalusia MotoGP: Rossi overcomes Yamaha 'politics' in podium return

Valentino Rossi had to overcome Yamaha "politics" to make set-up changes for the Andalusian Grand Prix, as he returned to the MotoGP podium for the first time in 17 races. From fourth on the grid, Rossi completed an all-Yamaha podium in the second Jerez race behind Petronas SRT Yamaha's Fabio Quartararo and Maverick Vinales, who managed to pass his factory team-mate on the penultimate lap. It came after an uncompetitive opening weekend of the season for Rossi at the same track one week earlier, which ended in retirement after an engine alarm forced him to stop. Explaining the turnaround, Rossi said he and his new crew chief for this year, David Munoz, had to persuade certain...
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