Valentino Rossi approaches the Doha Grand Prix with the purpose of resolving his rear grip issues, in order to not expertise the perdition of final weekend’s race (began 4th, completed 12th in Qatar). A race by which he needed to face many adversaries, specifically Brad Binder whose overly aggressive maneuvers he criticized.
Different settings this weekend: “Final Sunday I wasn’t as quick as I wished, we’ll attempt to change one thing within the settings of the bike to enhance the lifetime of the rear tire. We have now labored exhausting, appeared on the knowledge and should attempt to make progress. It seems like Maverick has one thing totally different in regards to the bike’s settings and electronics, (however) it’s extremely tough to place in precisely the identical settings as each rider has small variations. However throughout the weekend we are going to attempt to observe one other path by altering one thing and we hope we may be stronger within the race. “
Rear tire put on is the important thing to the equation: “I spoke with Fabio Quartararo after his race and he had the same downside to mine, however he was nonetheless stronger than me and completed fifth. So we have now to work on this, as a result of I began having issues very early within the race, on lap 7-Eight I used to be in hassle and needed to decelerate. All of the work might be centered on that and we have now to attempt to enhance the lifetime of the rear tire, as a result of I believe we are able to go loads quicker than final Sunday. “
The 2021 M1 is extra aggressive: “The chassis is new and turns a bit of higher, however its true potential ought to present on extra twisty circuits than Losail, which has a variety of quick corners. Throughout the assessments we additionally tried new aerodynamic components, extra protecting and higher for me as a result of I’m taller. We labored on the aerodynamics and gained just a few km / h in a straight line, we might be utilizing (this aero package deal) all season. “
Contact with Brad Binder: “Preventing within the top-5 or behind does not change. It does not actually depend upon the place however on the opposite pilots. There are a variety of riders who’re cleaner and journey with extra respect for his or her opponents, and others like Binder who journey more durable and do not care about their rivals. Should you attempt to shut the road, it releases the brakes and when you do not draw back, it hits you and takes you off the monitor. However now it’s like that. Respect is simply too huge a phrase, nevertheless it’s exhausting to fathom the restrict; Normally previously generally you’d hit one other rider however attempt not to take action, whereas now some folks simply consider their race, not of others. “
Championship after the Qatar GP: 1. Viñales 25 pts, 2. Zarco 20 (-5), three. Bagnaia 16 (-9), four. Mir 13 (-12), 5. Quartararo 11 (-14), 6. Rins 10 (-15) , 7. EspargaroA 9 (-16), Eight. EspargaroP Eight (-17), 9. Miller 7 (-18), 10. Bastianini 6 (-19)… Full classification right here
Doha, Quartararo: “I noticed issues within the knowledge”