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Morbidelli: Lucky to see Rossi's last laps, he was riding fantastic

Franco Morbidelli, the first member of Valentino Rossi's VR46 Riders Academy, had the 'lucky chance' of being directly behind the nine-time world champion as he completed his final MotoGP laps at Valencia. The Yamaha rides lined-up alongside each other on the grid, but while Rossi rose to ninth, Morbidelli slipped to 13th on the opening lap. Morbidelli, who began the season as Rossi's Petronas team-mate, then caught up to The Doctor on lap 9 of 27, with Andrea Dovizioso just behind for three M1s in a row. It looked like Rossi was holding them up, but Morbidelli - struggling for strength in his healing knee - insisted there had been no room to safely attack and that the #46 had then...
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