Buriram, EN runganSport — The last time a Movistar Yamaha rider, Valentino Rossi boarded the last podium was at the German MotoGP.
Rossi actually had a good chance of returning to the third podium in Thailand, but unfortunately his team-mate, Maverick Vinales appeared stronger and took the position of three Italian riders.
“Thailand is the best race for Yamaha in the second half of the season.
We will see during the next race, whether the results are good because of the type of track or whether we really can improve the bike.
“The remaining four races are very important because we have to compete on different circuits,” Rossi said after the race.
For example Ducati, they are strong on all circuits.
At Buriram, we fought in the front group throughout the race, but in the end we always had problems with tires. “I really want to finish on the podium, but Vinales is stronger than me,” Rossi admitted.
Rossi hasn’t really said whether Yamaha can win again?
“Dovi and Marquez were very strong in the second half of the season, from start to finish,” Rossi explained.
“I don’t know if we have the potential to win. The next race will take place at Motegi and this is usually a good track for us.
We hope that the race will take place in dry track conditions, because the year when it rains becomes a nightmare for us,” Rossi explained.
At the beginning of the Thai race Rossi appeared so strong, but why was it so weak on the final laps?
“I feel good with a motorbike and I have enough strength to fight.
So it’s not a physical problem, maybe because Vinales processes tires better than me.
Maybe that’s why he is stronger than me,” Rossi admitted. (DN/eV)