The Petronas SRT rider made valid steps forward with his Yamaha at Barcelona following a elaborate initiate to 2021, with Rossi making it by to Q2 for under the third time this season.
Despite the indisputable reality that a atomize left him 11th on the grid Rossi used to be assured of a sturdy exhibiting in the chase. Nonetheless, his preference of exhausting rear tyre – which he used to be jubilant about after warm-up – didn’t work in the chase and he lost six tenths per lap from the off.
His struggles for rear grip led to his tyre setting up a vibration which led to his atomize at Flip 10 on lap 17 of 24.
Valentino Rossi, Petronas Yamaha SRT
Picture by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport Photography
“Sure, it’s a no doubt negative chase for me ensuing from we anticipated worthy extra ensuing from from the day gone by morning I had dazzling tempo,” Rossi acknowledged after the chase on Sunday. “The day previous to this afternoon in FP4 we tried the exhausting and I no doubt feel dazzling, I was immediate also after some laps.
“So, we made up our minds to exercise the exhausting rear also this morning to use out all the doubt ensuing from this morning used to be frigid. And I felt no longer so low, I no doubt feel dazzling and my tempo used to be dazzling.
“So, we scramble at the side of the exhausting rear also for the reason that stipulations of this afternoon had been precisely the the same to the day gone by afternoon. However, sadly, from the first lap I didn’t no doubt feel dazzling, I didn’t possess grip on the rear.
“Seems fancy the exhausting tyre of this present day used to be worse than the day gone by and this morning and I lost 0.6s per lap and I was very leisurely. On the pause I also crashed ensuing from when the tyre slides fancy this the tyre had a vibration and at Flip 10 I crashed.
“We anticipated worthy extra for the reason that tempo in the observe used to be no longer so low, so it’s a tall disgrace.”
Group-mate Franco Morbidelli equally struggled on the exhausting rear tyre, with the Italian – who used to be anticipated to strive in opposition to for victory in preserving with his observe tempo – fading to ninth in the chase.
“I mediate I received every thing out of the package,” he acknowledged. “If I test, final 300 and sixty five days’s chase, the time is mostly the the same, it’s true one second slower.
“So, I mediate I took most frequently every thing out from the package. I don’t mediate I would moreover make extra this chase.”