Doctor Rossi – Three podiums in the first three races. First place with 56 points in the 2017 MotoGP World Championship standing. Valentino Rossi offers another spell at Austin, centering the best result ever in Texas. Then, it is his 224 podiums.
Doctor Rossi: “It’s my best result on this track in my career”
“I’m a bit improved, but it ended up way less as I said. Marquez was a bit faster, Vinales unfortunately fell, and I’ve struggled with Pedrosa and early even with Zarco. But I’m happy. Because in the end, I was strong even though I had a bit of trouble right at the front, as well as Pedrosa and Marquez.” said Doctor Rossi after the race. “I was driving well the bike until the end. So, I’m happy. Because it’s my best result on this track in my career. Then, I wasn’t even far away from Marquez.”
A bike with a lot of potentials
Doctor Rossi has been never a surprise. But today, for someone can be. The Italian champion is discovering gradually its new Yamaha. A bike with a lot of potentials, capable of reaching up to the end of the race. “And I enjoy it. In Argentina, I managed to fight to the end and I beat Cal. Here I am beating Dani. We made some changes and I was better. We chose the right tires and this bike is very effective with used tires. So, I’m happy. Because I can be fast to the end.” added Doctor Rossi.
And now the Europe
Now the MotoGP returns to Europe. Valentino is pleased mainly. Because there are many slopes for him. “We will go to Jerez, where I won last year. Then in Le Mans, at Mugello, Barcelona and Assen. There are so many runs good. But Vinales and Marquez are really strong and be able to beat them will be difficult. Though we enjoy now, although it will be tough to stay ahead. Also happy for the whole team.”
What about the penalty not communicated from the wall? “We must think about this aspect, but in fact, with three-tenths of a penalty at the end. It’s difficult to get close to Marc. I think when they saw that I passed Pedrosa and I gave him more than a second, they understood that there was no need.” concluded Doctor Rossi.