CzechGP FP3 FP4 Q1 & Q2 Results | Valentino Rossi Blog

Saturday, August 5, 2017

CzechGP FP3 FP4 Q1 & Q2 Results

Valentino Rossi is very much strong today we can see he scored 3rd positions for both Free practices 3 and 4 and for qualifying nr.2 he is in the second position which is not bad at all.Rossi, we need you in the podium tomorrow.

Rossi: “I think the top seven can fight for the podium”

Valentino Rossi (Movistar Yamaha MotoGP) starts second in the Czech GP, and the veteran Italian says that small advantage could prove crucial on race day after assessing his rivals. The top seven riders on the grid are contenders for the podium according to the rider from Tavullia – amongst which are all five 2017 title hopefuls, down to teammate Maverick ViƱales in P7. 

Key rival Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) sits just ahead on pole, but the gap was less than a tenth and Rossi is ready to race – hoping the skies stay dry. 

Valentino Rossi, P2: “The weekend was not so bad. Yesterday I felt quite comfortable, today we improved and at the end of FP3 I saw I had good speed with the softer tyre. So I tried in qualifying to get on the front row – and qualifying was good! I enjoyed it, the bike wasn’t so bad and the last lap was a good one. Starting on the front row is important for tomorrow because I think the top seven can fight for the podium. So the small advantage of starting on the front row could be important. I think the tyre choice is open and depends on the temperature. The important thing is to understand the conditions tomorrow – it looks like the forecast isn’t fantastic but I hope for a dry race, although in FP1 in the wet I was quite strong.”

Free Practice Nr.3 

Free Practice Nr.4

 Qualifying Nr.1

 Qualifying Nr.2

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