Rossi has scored simply 4 factors from the opening 4 rounds of a marketing campaign that could possibly 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 stated of Rossi: “I’m involved concerning the 46, I don’t like seeing him race that far again.
“It looks as if he certified a bit 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’s simply his consolation stage is just not there with the bike, possibly there’s one thing new that Yamaha’s obtained that’s made the manufacturing facility Yamaha’s bike higher and possibly Rossi is final on the pecking order to get it.
“So, who is aware of? I’m positive the 46 nonetheless has some battle left in him.”
When it was put to him that Rossi seems to be like he’s not having fun with his racing proper now, Schwantz added: “No, and as a rider it’s one of the vital troublesome issues ever.
“I keep in mind the primary few races of 95, not qualifying nice, ending again within the discipline, not combating for a podium or a win like I used to be used to.
“As a rider it’s actually exhausting on you. Racing is enjoyable as a result of all of us love profitable and when the chance to win is just not there, racing’s actually not that a lot enjoyable anymore.
“So, I don’t know what the reply is.
“I’d have thought possibly attending to Europe, possibly not a lot Portugal as a lot as Jerez, attending to a monitor he is aware of, he’s raced at and has gained races at that possibly that was going to assist him get again on his ft.
“However it’s positively a battle for him proper now.”