Last weekend, at the San Marino Grand Prix, Valentino rossi he narrowly missed the podium on the last lap. However, the Italian driver was very satisfied with the result obtained, according to what he communicated to the media after the race this Sunday in Misano.
At the press conference after the race, the Italian confessed that it hurt him to see his drivers on the podium. Franco Morbidelli, who took the victory this Sunday, is a pilot for the Valentino rossi, the Academy VR46. Usually, they get together to train on the ranch that belongs to Rossi, different activities, such as Motocross or rally, prior to each Moto GP race.
«Very happy on the one hand and unlucky to miss the podium. Franco and Pecco have been incredible and we did not expect it. It’s a pity that shortly after the end I lost it, Mir was coming fast and had a good pace, but it was still a good weekend, I drove well, always strong, unfortunately in the race I suffered both from the front and the back and Franco has been better than me and left », began declaring Valentino.
However, ‘Il Dottore’, was asked what he thought he saw that his pupils won races, both in MotoGP, with Morbidelli, as in Moto2, with Luca marini. «I start to think that I made a mistake when I started thinking about the future a little early because I still have fun and I am competitive, it is a great satisfaction, a unique thing, we are not talking about the Italian championship but about what is happening at the top level of motorcycles and today would have been a historic thing and I feel bad if there was only one missing on the podium »
Do you regret doing the academy?
Laughing, Valentino commented that the creation of the pilot academy “was a mistake”, “I was ‘wrong’ to have done this academy, it was not a great idea,” he said jokingly. In addition, in his social networks, the Italian congratulates his team. «It was an unforgettable day, the culmination of a dream that was born almost for fun 7 years ago. See our riders finish in the first two places in Moto2 and then in MotoGP made us proud and excited like never before. A big thank you to the entire academic team for their commitment, dedication and passion in their daily work.