Rossi: “I could do better” | Valentino Rossi Blog

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Rossi: “I could do better”

Movistar Yamaha’s Valentino Rossi expressed his disappointment at starting from the third row for the race on Sunday in 8th.

Rossi‘s first flying lap put him into eighth in the standings with a 1‘39.631. He then picked up the pace a little, dropping half a second to follow up with a 1‘39.116, moving briefly to fifth before a flurry of competitor laps dropped him to sixth. He returned to the pits for a new rear and was back out with six minutes left on the clock. A last minute push was enough to break under the 39s and deliver a 1‘38.890 for the third row.

Valentino Rossi:
“I am very upset for the qualifying because I feel I could do better. Our strategy was not perfect, we arrived in traffic and unfortunately it was not possible to improve. On the other side, with the hard tyres the bike works well and I have a good pace, that is most important for the race. We have to work in some places as we still have some issues to solve, we will try to improve and do the best we can in the race. The normal tyre is too soft so I will probably use the extra hard rear for the race."

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