Rossi Not Looking for a Black Goat After appearing Slammed in English MotoGP
Valentino Rossi is disappointed with the results achieved at the 2019 British MotoGP. However, he is not looking for a scapegoat for his failure.
Valentino Rossi failed to achieve good results in the 2019 British MotoGP race which took place at the Silverstone Circuit on Sunday (8/25/2019).
After briefly shining with a second starting position in the qualifying session, Rossi failed to maintain his position and dropped two dashes when the race ended.
The Yamaha Monster Energy racer admitted he was disappointed with the results he got.
“We hope to appear stronger today to compete for the podium,” Rossi said, quoted by BolaSport.com from Crash .
“That’s because I start from the forefront and always have a good pace (rhythm) when training freely.”
Rossi initially filled the third position. He can traverse Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda) and Alex Rins (Suzuki Ecstar) in the first few laps.
But when the race entered the fourth lap, Rossi’s distance to the two leading drivers dropped to 1.3 seconds. Two laps later, he was followed by his team mate, Maverik Vinales.
Lack of traction due to rear tires that wear out quickly become the cause of Valentino Rossi failed to appear competitive.
As a result, Valentino Rossi’s race pace almost always loses to his three competitors. Since the half-life of the race, the lap time has dropped by one second compared to the previous half average.
“In the second half of the race I had to slow down the bike because my (rear) tire condition was very bad. This was a difficult race,” continued Rossi.
Rossi highlighted more motorcycle settings as the cause of his poor appearance. Because, he saw Vinales did not experience problems with the same tires and motorcycles.
“Yesterday my rhythm was good, same as Maverick’s, but I then got into trouble,” continued the 40-year-old racer.
“For me, the problem is with us, we have to understand how to regulate the use of tires will not suffer from it.”
Finis in fourth place in the British MotoGP race makes Rossi’s position as the best Yamaha racer on the standings shifted by Maverick Vinales.
Rossi’s 116 points collection is now two points adrift of Vinales. He is one strip below the Top Gun perched in fifth.