The most senior racer, Valentino Rossi, felt ten victories in the race at the Catalunya Circuit, Barcelona.
Naturally, high expectations arose for the Petronas Yamaha SRT racer when he performed at the Catalunya MotoGP race on Sunday (06/06/2021).
Moreover, one day earlier, Valentino Rossi immediately penetrated Q2 (second qualifying session), an achievement he had not felt in the last few races.
But in fact, Valentino Rossi’s appearance at the Catalunya MotoGP race was again disappointing. He struggled from the start of the race and was knocked out of the top 10.
At its peak he had an accident at Turn 10 and had to accept the fact that he did not finish.
Interviewed after the race, Valentino Rossi was very disappointed with the results of the Catalunya MotoGP race. Because according to him he and the team had expectations of performing well.
Valentino Rossi’s Comments
Valentino Rossi also said that apart from the accident, he had difficulties in the Catalunya MotoGP race after the start.
Bad race, because we hoped to be more competitive with a strong pace. Especially in FP3, FP4 and during the warm-up session I wasn’t too bad
We decided to use hard compound tires because we had a good feeling in the warm-up session. But unfortunately during the race I felt a bit of grip and I had a hard time from the start of the race.
“The rear tire does not have enough grip and the tire spins too aggressively. Then I crashed at Turn 10,” continued the 42-year-old racer.
Valentino Rossi and other riders will return to asphalt at the Catalunya Circuit for a test session on Monday (07/06/2021).