Valentino Rossi is optimistic. However, tomorrow it will be many variables. “I am very happy with the second place. Because in Fp4 I was in trouble. We did well with the team to make the right changes in qualifying. Then, the result arrived.” said Rossi after the Malaysia Grand Prix qualifying.
Malaysia Grand Prix, Dry or Wet?
“We started strong. I found a good feeling. Now, we can see if we will fast in dry or in the wet. We hope to have a full dry or full wet race.” Impossible to make any forecasts. “Everything can happen in the race. Here the tires heat up as much. So, we are competitive. If the conditions are not sure, the race will be a lottery. The new circuit is promoted. The asphalt has a good grip. But the problem is that it never dries.” added Valentino.
The outlook is for a GP very competitive. Marc Marquez has already won the Title, but the guarantee of the show remains. Andrea Dovizioso with Ducati dominated qualifying and he takes a nice pole position. Rossi is second. Lorenzo closes the front row. Marquez? Healed from stomach ache, he closes in fourth place. Positive return for Iannone, who still recovering still manages to go in the second row. And also Aprilia smiles with the ninth time of Bautista.
Intermediate wet, soft, hard or dry tyres? Or flag-to-flag?
In the morning the unknown factor will be the weather, with a new asphalt that has lots of grip but dries very slowly. Intermediate wet, soft, hard or dry tyres? Or flag-to-flag? “The best part is that I had the best time with the soft and even with hard tyre. At some point we know nothing.”
Andrea Dovizioso is trying to win the first GP of the season. “We know that the feelings are good. With the soft tyre, I immediately went strong, without pushing too much. And when I put the hard, so I couldn’t be aggressive. Instead… If I had one more lap, I could do even better.” said the Ducati’s pilot.