US News Valentino Rossi on cold and wet Le Mans training: "It was dangerous today"

22:05  09 october  2020
22:05  09 october  2020 Source:   motorsport-total.com

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Valentino Rossi war nicht happy mit den Bedingungen, aber mit seiner Leistung © Motorsport Images Valentino Rossi was not happy with the conditions, but with his performance

Valentino Rossi would actually have had the MotoGP training sessions in Le Mans on Friday Finished fifth place 0.879 seconds behind the fastest time of Jack Miller (Pramac-Ducati). But because his fastest lap was subsequently canceled, the Yamaha rider ended up in twelfth place.

With his second fastest time in the second free practice session he was 1.411 seconds short of the lead. "Unfortunately, my best lap was canceled because there was a yellow flag," explains Rossi. LCR Honda rider Takaaki Nakagami had crashed towards the end of the session, affecting several riders' laps.

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In fact, there were several falls during the afternoon session, primarily due to the conditions. Because after a completely wet morning training session, the rain had subsided over the course of the day and the track dried up, but it remained very cool with only 16 degrees asphalt temperature.

That's why Rossi sums up: "The conditions today were dangerous and at the limit. It was not only wet, but also cold. In the afternoon it was very, very difficult with asphalt temperatures of less than 20 degrees Celsius because there were wet spots."

Nevertheless, he was "not that bad" and felt good with the motorcycle. But for tomorrow he hopes that it will be completely dry. "Then we can better understand our potential," said the Italian. Because: "There is a limit of 20 degrees asphalt temperature. If that is the case, you can drive at the limit and attack."

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"If the temperature drops below 20 degrees, it becomes dangerous because it's difficult to get MotoGP slicks - which are very stiff - into a good temperature window," Rossi explains. "But today it wasn't too bad. I was also very good in the wet in the morning. And with the changing conditions in the afternoon, I was quite fast."

When asked about the serious fall of his half-brother Luca Marini in Moto2, the Yamaha rider reveals: "I was scared because it was a very bad crash. But luckily, Luca is generally fine. That is it Most important. "

He has pain in his left ankle, however. A fracture could be ruled out in the hospital, but Rossi fears: "It's a problem. Because we have three races in a row. And you shift with your left foot." How much it affects him remains to be seen tomorrow. Then Marini wants to drive again.

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