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Motorcycles Valentino Rossi missed the points: "My Pace was not a desaster"

23:50  04 april  2021
23:50  04 april  2021 Source:   motorsport-total.com

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Valentino Rossi konnte von Startplatz 21 im Rennen nicht viel ausrichten © Motorsport Images Valentino Rossi could not align much from starting place 21 in the race

for Valentino Rossi ended the second season race of the MotoGP in Qatar in 16th place and thus out of the Route length. After the deserious qualifying on Saturday, in which he managed it only on starting place 21 , the Petronas-Yamaha pilot in the course of the race made a total of six places well.

he left four competitors from their own, two riders crashed in front of him, so it reached 16 at the end. On the last World Cup point, which Miguel Oliveira (KTM) secured, lacked more than five seconds.

"That's not a great result, of course," knows Rossi. "To start so far behind is very difficult. My pace was not a disaster, but not enough to stay at the first group of Dranzu. In particular, on the first rounds I lost something too much. I was not strong enough with the fresh tires "

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Rossi feels better with the aluminum rocker better

of the 42-year-old gives to: "I expected something more, because this morning we found something that worked pretty well. In that sense, I thought it would be enough to go to the group Keep me the connection. But in the end, it did not serve. "

addresses the changes: "We tried the aluminum swingarm because I had many vibrations on the rear wheel. After a few rounds, the tires gave them up and produced vibrations." With the aluminum rocker that was a bit better. " The problem is not completely fixed.

In addition, Rossi tried another electronics setting. "It helps me to drive a more constant pace," he explains. "Unfortunately we have discovered this morning."

Increase on MotoGP routes in Europe?

so far away as his end result suggests in the race, he does not look. "I was much faster than last week, but it was not enough," the Italian holds. "My position at the start was very bad and it's difficult because everyone is strong. In a time window of ten seconds you are fifteenth."

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The Achilleslefer remains the lack of grip on the rear wheel, the Rossi hopes to find in Europe. "Every year is different. But in Europe there are many routes that are me. So we hope to be stronger there." Then, with respect to the forces ratio in the MotoGP 2021, a clearer image will also result.

About the victory of Fabio Quartararo on Sunday says Rossi: "He drove a fantastic race. He was strong in the first race. If everything is so close to each other, it depends on little things." At that time, Quartararo became fifth.

His teammate Maverick Vinales won the first race. This time he ranked five. "It looks like Maverick had had a little more struggling, similar to Quartararo last week, who was faster again today," says Rossi and admits: "Why that is so? I have no idea."

Rossi unsure if MotoGP form will rebound in Europe .
Petronas SRT Yamaha rider Valentino Rossi admits he is unsure if his poor form from the Qatar MotoGP races will rebound when the series returns to Europe next week. © Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images Valentino Rossi, Petronas Yamaha SRT Rossi endured a bruising brace of races at Losail to start the season, the nine-time grand prix world champion emerging from the Qatar Grand Prix 12th having qualified fourth – and came away from the Doha round without points in 16th having registered his worst ever qualifying result of 21st.

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