JOIN­ING VALENTINO

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In­juries and poor form blighted the years af­ter that ti­tle and Nicky moved to Du­cati in 2009 as team-mate to Casey Stoner. But he still strug­gled. Rossi was his new team-mate in 2011 and Nicky ran Vale close – it was nip and tuck be­tween them. Gen­er­ally, Rossi out-raced him, but Nicky out-qual­i­fied Rossi more of­ten than not over the two sea­sons.

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