Rossi has scored simply 4 factors from the opening 4 rounds of a marketing campaign that might be his final in MotoGP, as his present take care of Yamaha and Petronas SRT expires on the finish of 2021.
With only one 12th-place end to his credit score, this marks Rossi’s worst begin to a season in his whole 26-season grand prix profession.
Talking solely in a particular version of Autosport’s Tank Slappers Podcast, 1993 500cc world champion Schwantz mentioned of Rossi: “I am involved concerning the 46, I do not like seeing him race that far again.
“It looks like he certified slightly bit higher in Qatar however then he actually struggled in Portugal and Jerez and never making any nice advances within the race like he used to.
“Perhaps it is simply his consolation degree isn’t there with the bike, perhaps there’s one thing new that Yamaha’s acquired that is made the manufacturing facility Yamaha’s bike higher and perhaps Rossi is final on the pecking order to get it.
“So, who is aware of? I am positive the 46 nonetheless has some combat left in him.”
When it was put to him that Rossi appears like he isn’t having fun with his racing proper now, Schwantz added: “No, and as a rider it is probably the most tough issues ever.
“I bear in mind the primary few races of 95, not qualifying nice, ending again within the area, not preventing for a podium or a win like I used to be used to.
“As a rider it is actually laborious on you. Racing is enjoyable as a result of all of us love successful and when the chance to win isn’t there, racing’s actually not that a lot enjoyable anymore.
“So, I do not know what the reply is.
“I’d have thought perhaps attending to Europe, perhaps not a lot Portugal as a lot as Jerez, attending to a monitor he is aware of, he is raced at and has received races at that perhaps that was going to assist him get again on his ft.
“But it surely’s positively a wrestle for him proper now.”