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Sport Rossi "not competitive enough" for 2020 MotoGP title bid

19:31  21 september  2020
19:31  21 september  2020 Source:   autosport.com

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Valentino Rossi believes he isn’t competitive enough to fight for the MotoGP title despite dropping only 26 points behind leader Andrea Dovizioso When asked what his crash meant for his title hopes, Rossi replied: “Already we speak a lot about the championship, and it’s right because the difference

Valentino Rossi believes he isn't competitive enough to fight for the MotoGP title despite dropping only 26 points behind leader Andrea Dovizioso after crashing in the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix. After seven races of the 2020 season, just 27 points cover the top 10 riders in the standings, with four

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Valentino Rossi believes he isn't competitive enough to fight for the MotoGP title despite dropping only 26 points behind leader Andrea Dovizioso after crashing in the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix.

After seven races of the 2020 season, just 27 points cover the top 10 riders in the standings, with four points splitting the top four.

Yamaha rider Rossi currently sits ninth in the standings after retiring to the pitlane from Sunday's Misano race following a crash on lap two, but didn't expect much had he stayed onboard as he "didn't have a lot of grip" and wasn't "very competitive".

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Valentino Rossi believes he is still "not fast enough " to fight for the MotoGP title despite registering his third 2018 podium at Mugello and moving to second in the standings. From pole position, Rossi finished third behind factory Ducati pair Jorge Lorenzo and Andrea Dovizioso on his home track after coming

Valentino Rossi believes he is still 'not fast enough ' to fight for the MotoGP title this season despite registering his third podium of the campaign at Mugello But at this moment I am not fast enough for the championship." He added: "We improved mechanically the balance of the bike, with some different

When asked what his crash meant for his title hopes, Rossi replied: "Already we speak a lot about the championship, and it's right because the difference in the points is not a lot.

"I lost some points, but doesn't change a lot. There are a lot of riders in a small difference of points and the championship is still open and long.

"So, anything can happen. But we need to be stronger, to go faster, and this weekend we tried something to improve.

"But at the end in the race I don't feel very well with the bike, I don't have a lot of grip.

"I don't know because I crashed after one and half laps unfortunately, because I did a mistake in Turn 4.

"But I was not very competitive, not competitive enough to fight for the championship. We need to be faster."

a group of people riding on the back of a motorcycle: Rossi © LAT Images Rossi

Elaborating on his grip issues, Rossi says he felt Yamaha had made a step forward with this on his bike on Saturday, but that feeling disappeared in Sunday's warm-up.

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Valentino Rossi admits he doesn’t see himself featuring in this year’s MotoGP title fight given Yamaha’s recent struggles to be competitive . “I don’t see myself in the fight for the championship because there are many points [to catch up] and we are not competitive enough ,” said Rossi .

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"Trying to improve the grip in acceleration, the rear grip in acceleration because it's not our strong point," Rossi said when asked by Autosport what he was trying to improve last weekend.

"So, we tried some different things and looks like [Saturday] I was not so bad, but [Sunday] already from the morning I suffered a little bit more, especially with sliding and degradation of the rear.

"Unfortunately, in the race [I lasted] just one and a half laps, so I don't know exactly my potential. But last week I felt more competitive."


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