The sensations left by the Spanish Grand Prix they weren’t the best for Valentino rossi. The Italian not only finished far from the top peloton, but even came to run slower than the race that left him on the podium in 2020. However, in the last hours, Rossi left the Jerez circuit with a smile. «I’m happy«He assured this Monday.
After the Spanish Grand Prix, the drivers of MotoGP they carried out the now classic element test tests at the Jerez circuit. New components and some modifications to the bikes were tested there. In these tests it was possible to see a different Valentino who closed the race this Sunday. In his words, this will be a turning point in the season.
The fastest of the test was Maverick Viñales, his old partner in the official team Yamaha. However, Valentino was 12th, greatly improving its speed and performance. Rossi’s best lap was less than a second slower than Viñales’, so he has reason to be hopeful heading into the French Grand Prix.
«It is always difficult to say (if there will be improvement) because in the end it is only a test. It works differently than in a racing weekend and above all we will race in Le mans next week, with different conditions. But honestly I’m happy with how things went today, I felt better on the bike and faster. We have found something interesting ”, assured the Italian after the tests.
On the other hand, Valentino assured that he was worried about changing his driving, which did not leave him good results. “I was a bit desperate to improve, especially my pace, and the sensations on the bike because I have been suffering a lot throughout the weekend. The truth is that we finished the day with a very good feeling, especially since I felt better on the bike, ”confirmed Rossi.