The beginning of the 26th season of the sports career of Valentino rossi it didn’t start out very well. The classification of the first date of the championship seemed to be the best possible, a fourth place. This excited Yamaha. But the drop in tire performance and lack of speed made it all fall apart for Valentino. «It’s very complicated«He said after training this Friday.
The first day of free practice of the Doha Grand Prix they made Rossi leave even more frustrated than a week ago. His teammate, Franco Morbidelli, had to uncover an engine in just two dates, and has already lost one of the three allowed by regulation. Yamaha continues with its problems and cannot help its riders, at least those of the satellite team.
After the first set of free practice, Valentino was left with a very back place in the qualifier. In the first free practice session he was 17th, more than a second behind the leader, Aleix Espargaró. On the other hand, in the complementary session on Friday he was able to improve a little, finishing 14th, although still very far from the top three places.
After the batches, Valentino gave a return of what he had to experience the second weekend of the championship. “It’s very complicated. We tried to reduce the wear on the rear tire and found something better, I have a steady pace. But I am very slow, I have suffered the timed. I couldn’t match last week’s time. With that I would be in the Q2«.
Finally, Valentino did not want to talk about the engine problems suffered by his teammate, which could affect him. ‘I saw that there was smoke in the engine. I don’t know exactly what happened to him, but I think it’s not a big problem. I’m not sure, because I haven’t talked to him. I have enough trouble to care about him. As far as I know, I don’t think it’s too big of a problem. I have not seen worried faces »