Also at Le Mans Valentino Rossi he failed to reach the top-10, but the Doctor is happy all in all with the French weekend. Because the bike has made the necessary steps forward in terms of set-up. These are the words of the Doctor immediately after the race, in which he finished 11th behind Maverick Viñales.
MotoGP | Rossi: “I’m not in bad shape in the dry”
“The weather was like this all weekend. Today we thought we would have a dry window for the whole race but that was not the case. The flag to flag race is always a lottery. Personally it was a shame, because I was pretty fast in the wet. In the dry my pace was not bad, but in these unstable conditions it was very difficult. The right choice would have been the rain averages. After that it stopped raining and it became dry. We had the soft, with the average it would have been better. I had a good start, but then there was contact with Franco and Pol Espargaró. He fell, I didn’t but I went out and lost a life. Too bad because I was there in front“Said the Doctor a Sky Sport MotoGP.
The nine-time world champion then took stock of the weekend, concluding with a joke about the VR46 team, for which there is a ballot between Ducati and Yamaha: “The weekend was quite positive. We confirmed the improvements from Monday’s tests in Jerez. I have always fought to stay in the top 10 in both dry and wet conditions. Let’s go home with something good. We have had new things from Yamaha, like a swingarm, but we have improved especially on the balance of the bike. We have taken a step forward in terms of set-up: I can enter the corners harder. If too much experience penalizes me? I don’t know, sometimes they tell me. I come from an era where you had to hide the riding limits of the bike with some weird skill. Now the bikes have changed: riding is more to the limit, because the bikes are easier to ride. This is MotoGP, I would like to be competitive but these are the rules. Mugello? It is always mythical and beautiful. Too bad there is no public, there by a good hand. My team? Talk to the wrong person, I don’t decide anything. We will know soon, I hope“.