The Pesaro rider and the MotorLand: “Historically difficult track for me, we see temperatures and tires. The Michelins? The hard ones didn’t work well at Silverstone, but the situation changes from track to track”
The qualifying at Silverstone was delusional, then in the race there were those tire problems that slowed down Valentino Rossi last weekend. In Aragon, however, the 9-time world champion hopes that things can go better. “At Silverstone Bagnaia with the Michelins was strong all weekend except in the race, while I had a worse problem with the tires because I needed to use the hard bikes, but it was too cold and they couldn’t work well. . Silverstone is a very demanding track for tires, a lot of things change from track to track and I hope things go differently here “.
cold and hot
Valentino Rossi was not there at Aragon last year, absent for Covid, and it is not a track that particularly suits him. “It’s a particular circuit with an interesting design, but it’s not one of those where I went better – explains Valentino -. Last year I was absent and this year there will be different conditions: in 2020 it was cold, now it’s very hot and we will see how to adapt and above all which tires to use “.
From Morbido to Dovi
At his side, in the garage, Rossi this year saw a number of companions alternate, from the past Franco Morbidelli, forced to have knee surgery, to the future, Andrea Dovizioso who will join him in the Yamaha SRT team from the next GP, at Misano . “Franco Morbidelli has had a serious knee operation, a bit like a fracture, he has to work a lot for re-education and I hope he will be back for Misano even if he will be in the factory Yamaha team, while Andrea Dovizioso is coming to us and I’m very curious. to know his opinion on the bike.
waiting for a sharp
With 6 races still at the end of the season and therefore of his career, Valentino Rossi has the only goal of closing with a sharp, even if the MotorLand does not seem the most suitable track. “On paper, Aragon and Valencia are historically difficult tracks for me, but I have a double chance at Misano where I usually do well and then there are Austin and Portimao which are not bad. We’ll see.” We hope that a farewell worthy of its greatness arrives.
September 9, 2021 (change September 9, 2021 | 18:03)
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