Again Valentino Rossi lags behind Maverick Vinales and Fabio Quartararo. In the midst of problems with the tire selection strategy, The Doctor is still constrained by setting up his motorcycle.
Starting the race from position six, Rossi, in the end, could only finish eighth in MotoGP Aragon. Rossi was 16 seconds behind Vinales who finished fourth and was 13 seconds behind Quartararo who finished the race on the fifth step.
Both Rossi, Vinales, and Quartararo experienced problems with their motorcycle’s rear grip. The difference is, Vinales and Quartararo begin to lose the grip of tires before the race is complete, while Rossi has experienced it from round 5 or 6.
Yamaha riders use hard tires, in contrast to podium owners who use soft rear tires.
“I know my speed will not be enough to fight on the podium, but I have hopes to be able to (achieve) even better. This race is difficult because we started with hard tires in the back, like other Yamaha riders,” Rossi said quoted from Crash.
“Quartararo and Maverick experienced the same problem at the end of the race. But I was very, very slumped after passing 5-6 laps. So it’s a shame I have to slow down and my speed is fairly bad,” Rossi continued.