GP Doha – Rossi: “I thought I was faster”

MotoGP | GP Doha – Rossi: “I thought I was faster”

Valentino Rossi, after yesterday’s bad qualifying, closes a difficult weekend in sixteenth position. GP Doha Valentino Rossi

Photo: Twitter Valentino Rossi

Starting from the back of the grid, in twenty-first position, Valentino Rossi crossed the line in sixteenth position. Also this weekend, just like last weekend, he had problems with the rear tire. GP Doha Valentino Rossi

The words of Valentino Rossi

“When I mount the soft tires for some reason I put too much stress on the rear, so I can’t push. It seems that the rubber gets too hot “

“I expected to finish in the top ten, I also started well but in the first laps I struggled, I wasn’t fast enough. The race pace was ’55 all laps, ’55 low for the entire first half of the race, the problem is that all the riders are very strong, all the bikes are strong and when you start so back it is really difficult. I tried to ride well and push until the end, but I thought I was faster. “

“In the race I also saw the first one, we were all there but it’s tough. Friday and Saturday we really struggled, then fortunately last night we talked and changed a few things and today I was able to ride better. There are some small positive things, but it’s difficult, I expected to be in the group where Franco Morbidelli was and I was expecting Franco in the group ahead. “

“Today we went much faster than last Sunday, but everyone was faster. We suffered a lot this weekend, even in FP1 and FP3 during the day, while this morning in the warm up it went better. The problem is that here we run with the soft and I suffer a lot with this type of compound, because for some reason I stress the rear tire that slips too much. The rubber starts to vibrate and I have to slow down. However, the tires are the same for everyone, you have to run with them but the cards can be mixed on other tracks where a different compound is used. “

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