Valentino rossi had issued a warning before the start of the championship 2021 from MotoGP: «The first six races will be fundamental to decide if I continue or not». Of those six tests that he put as a rod, four have already been run. The results? Rossi had the worst start to the championship of his entire sports career, and the Spanish Grand Prix was not the exception to the bad moment: «I was slower than a year ago«, He lamented.
All expectations were placed on this race. The last season was a promising start at this circuit for ‘Il Dottore’. A podium that realized that age did not seem to weigh on him. However, with the running of the tests his performance was falling, although his age did not seem to be the problem, since Maverick ViñalesWith the same bike, I had similar or worse results.
This weekend was an ordeal for Valentino. The poor performance of the Yamaha of the team Petronas It made him start to worry. Especially after seeing that his partner, Franco Morbidelli, had the best result of the season: third place, behind the Ducati from Jack miller Y Francesco Bagnaia. Rossi is lost, and cannot find the explanation for his problems.
After the race this Sunday, Valentino gave his conclusions, hoping for some improvement. “It was a difficult race after a difficult weekend. I did not have a good pace, more or less the same speed as in training and that is not enough. I tried, at least, to take home some point. When I tried to overtake Iker Lecuona I went outside and lost position with my brother (Luca Marini)«.
Following Valentino’s 17th place at the Spanish Grand Prix, the Italian could not hide his disappointment with his result. This is not what I expected. it cost me all weekend. We must find a way forward. In theory, the new bike should be better. Instead, I was slower than a year ago. In MotoGP everything changes quickly, you always want to improve, but sometimes it is not possible, “he said.