The historical Valentino rossi was one of the protagonists of the conference MotoGP in Qatar, achieving 4th place in a Q2 in which the first eight broke the old absolute record of the track. At 42 years old, Rossi surprised everyone in his 26th season in the World Championship by starting his stint on the Petronas Yamaha SRT. The Italian Francesco Bagnaia he achieved the best time in the qualifying session of the Grand Prix, at the Losail circuit. “The time I’ve done is amazing”, Rossi said.
Great day for Valentino Rossi this Saturday in a very good lap in Q2 that left him fourth place, something very positive considering that qualifying is not the veteran’s strong suit. Precisely the one who took 1st place is Francesco Bagnaia, Rossi’s academy pilot and who achieved a historic pole with a time of 1: 52.772. “His return was scary,” said Rossi after finishing the day.
“It’s a great way to start the year with the new team. The time I’ve done is amazing. Starting the fourth is very important on this track. At the moment it is difficult to know if aiming for the podium is realistic, but I would be happy if it finished in the top five. Despite the fact that one lap I am doing well, I don’t have the best pace, ”said Rossi after finishing the race.
This weekend Rossi will turn 25 as a professional in his 26th season and with his expectations of run until 2022. An example of the 42-year-old pilot who continues to make people talk and delivered a great presentation. The nine-time World Champion said about tomorrow that “coming fourth is important and tomorrow I would be happy if I finished in the top five. If I can finish in the top 5 tomorrow, it would be a good race ”.
In addition, Rossi took the opportunity to congratulate the pilot of his academy, Bagnaia: “I have to congratulate ‘Pecco’, because starting the season as an official Ducati rider and immediately taking pole is the maximum. It was scary. He is a great performer of the Ducati, because he has managed to change his riding style trying to solve the problems of the bike and squeeze the main characteristics. He has managed to adapt well and is a great interpreter of the Ducati ”.
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