Can Rossi produce a Tiger Woods-style comeback?

Can Rossi produce a Tiger Woods-style comeback?

Valentino Rossi was the man who pounced when Marc Marquez fell at Austin. He may not have won the race, but there were glimpses he could produce his own 'Tiger Woods' moment in 2019

For a few laps during MotoGP's Austin race, Valentino Rossi not only led the grand prix but provisionally led the world championship for the first time in two years.

Ultimately, Suzuki's Alex Rins would ruin his party, and Rossi will have to wait a little longer to add to his 89 premier class victories. He also finds himself still behind new leader Andrea Dovizioso in the championship thanks to the late changes to the Austin order.

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