The Italian will start only 21st on the grid for the MotoGP race, and on the future he says: “It had to be okay, but some problems arose. Luckily it’s not my problem … “
From our correspondent Paolo Ianieri
– Alcaniz (Spain)
The free practice of MotoGP had made us imagine a day less suffering, but in the end Valentino Rossi sinks into a qualifying that sees him 21st and penultimate, with only his partner for the time Jake Dixon who can do worse than him. And it is of little use to console himself with Alex Rins, who a year ago won his home GP with Suzuki, who starts immediately in front of him, in a seventh row opened by Maverick Viñales on his debut in the race with Aprilia.
“I actually felt better on Friday and in FP3 I finished only six tenths from the best time. And also in the afternoon in FP4 the pace was not bad. But then in qualifying I didn’t use all my potential and I always found myself in traffic. I could have done better ”. From there it will be hard to go back up. “I’m not as fast as Silverstone, but if we can extend the life of the rear tire, we can fight to get some points.”
rossi and sponsor 2022
Uncertainty also reigns on the front of the Arab sponsor, whose traces have recently been completely lost: two weeks ago there was talk of the deadline of August 31 to know everything, since then silence has fallen and all the interlocutors are asked what is happening they hide behind a “we have no news”. So, asking Valentino directly on what scenario he would aim for 10 euros, that is, if in 2022 the bikes of his team will have the Saudi sponsor or if the Ducati of the VR46 will race with other brands, the Pesaro-born has no answers. “You know I don’t know? I do not understand. It had to be all right, but there are critical issues. But fortunately it’s not my problem ”.
wet is scary
Better then to go back to the track, but this time to applaud Francesco Bagnaia’s pole position. “Yes, the time has come to break the taboo. Pecco is going really fast, he’s riding terrifyingly and the factory Ducati is very fast, the team has done a great job. Had he not had tire problems, Pecco would have more points today, I sincerely hope that tomorrow is the right time ”.
September 11, 2021 (change September 11, 2021 | 16:52)
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