Gap with Marquez – Valentino Rossi is ready to get back on track in Austria. Where Sunday the MotoGP World Championship will start again. “I really want to compete.” said Rossi.
Rossi will try to recover the gap with Marc Marquez. Spanish is far 59 points. Now the 2016 MotoGP title seems close. “The summer break has been long. Certainly, I’ve rested a lot. I went on holiday, but I continued my preparation.” Valentino Rossi is ready to get back on track in Austria. Where Sunday takes up the MotoGP World Championship. “Now I really want to get back on track. I want to do well in this second half of the season. We had some good races so far. Some could be better, but we have proved to be competitive. The Austrian circuit is very nice and the test on the same track in July went well. Over the weekend we will have still time to improve. We will do our best to get on the podium.” added the Italian champion.
Gap with Marquez: Difficult, Not Impossible
“It’s true, the situation is difficult. Because Marc is ahead in the world championship. However, we will do our best, as every year, to try to close the gap. We will fight to the end of the season.” Jorge Lorenzo tries to forget the ending of the first part of the world championship. Spielberg, in Austria, is a track where “we could carry out two days of testing for the first time three weeks ago. I’ve rested in the Balearic Islands. Then, I started training again to attempt to start the second half of the season in the best way.” says Spanish Yamaha rider.
“The Austrian track is good for our bike with accelerations in first and second gear and with medium to long straights.” said Andrea Dovizioso. “So, for us, it’s pretty easy to be fast. Although in the tests we have demonstrated a greater competitiveness. It is important to understand that take tires Michelin. Because consumption is particularly high. It slips a lot and the tires, they’ll struggle to complete the distance of the race“.