Although the goal of Valentino Rossi was the tenth title in 2016, Marquez has always been too far away. Nevertheless, the Yamaha rider it is happy with the season.
In 2016 Rossi lost the battle for the Tenth Title
In 2016, his goal was to celebrate the tenth title, but Valentino Rossi lost it. However, the Italian rider has proven to be one of the fastest MotoGP riders despite his 37 years. At Sepang, he was also able to become vice world champion behind Marc Marquez and beat his teammate Jorge Lorenzo. Currently, Rossi has 236 points, 42 in less than Marc Márquez, who became world champion in Japan, before falling in Australia and in Malaysia’s races.
“We still have a race in front of us. A GP very important. Because Valencia is always something special for me. This is one of the tracks where I have more problems. Therefore, I want to be competitive and fight. Now I’m pretty happy. Often I stood on the podium, even if I wanted to win. These are things that happen.” said the nine-time world champion.
Only Two Victories in 2016
Rossi won two races in 2016. At Jerez and Barcelona. And he went up eight times on the podium. While in 2015, he won four times, with eleven podiums and only five points behind the 2015 world champion Jorge Lorenzo. “My speed was fine in 2016. I was quite competitive. But I’m not entirely happy. Because I was never really in the MotoGP Title fight. I made too many mistakes and lost too many points, as at Mugello GP. To be fully satisfied, I had to fight for the Title. This year I failed. Because Márquez always had too much advantage.” added Rossi.
The Dream Continues
In 2017 and 2018, Valentino Rossi will ride with Maverick Viñales in the Yamaha MotoGP Team. Once again the Italian champion will try to realize the dream of the tenth world title. The next MotoGP World Championship will be a great battle. We know it.