Yamaha Energy Monster Duo, Maverick Vinales and Valentino Rossi have completed the first two free practice sessions at the Ricardo Tormo Circuit, Friday (11/15/2019). Both of them overall secured 2nd and 14th place in the results of the combined free practice.
The last race of the MotoGP season was an exciting event, and the drivers showed their motivation by pushing to their limits. In cold air conditions, Vinales and Rossi were second and 14th respectively in the combined free practice results.
Vinales is happy to be able to rise in front of Spanish fans again and make a hot start for FP1, even though his condition is quite cold. The local racer quickly got the second-fastest position in 1 minute 31,595 seconds.
Vinales gave fans a performance that was worth waiting for in the cold in the stands in the afternoon. He appeared in the top 3 for most of the time and even came in at the top when he made a last-minute strike. “I’m quite happy because I think we made a good start.
It was a good Friday, and I feel great with the motorbike as usual. To be sure, we still have to increase some points, but I think the rhythm is there, and that the most important thing, “explained Vinales quoted from the team’s official website, Saturday (11/16).
“I think we are at a good level, and certainly we can improve more, so we will try and give everything tomorrow (Saturday). We have to work more on the tires, because it doesn’t feel great, especially during the time attack, so we will work a little more in that area. ”
Rossi tries to adapt to the Valencia track. Unfortunately, the motor settings he did made him lose his ideal place.
“Luckily, I’m fine. The first accident was quite mild but the second was a bit more severe. Here in Valencia, it’s always dangerous on the right side of the tire, especially in this condition, because it’s very cold, it’s winter.” said Rossi.
“But I’m fine. It’s a pity because before the collision I was strong enough. My speed isn’t too bad. We need to work on the motor to decide the right tires, but the most important thing is to try to make a good lap tomorrow in FP3 to be in the top 10, and then we’ll see, “concluded Rossi.