Valentino Rossi is unlikely to frame the current World Cup table and hang it up at home. With 15 World Championship points, he is only 19th. The trend reversal should finally take place at the Sachsenring.
No, Valentino Rossi did not manage to turn around in Montmeló either. The Italian from the Petronas Yamaha SRT racing team retired in Catalonia and is now in 19th place in the table. This is not the position the nine-time world champion sees himself in.
Rossi does not lose hope in the current difficult situation. The test drives in Montmeló also ensure that he continues to believe in himself and his speed. He makes it clear: “The test was good. We tried a few settings that we looked at beforehand and the pace was okay. I was in the top 10 and had a good feeling on the M1. “
At the Sachsenring, Rossi would now like to step up and confirm the trend of test drives. “I hope that we can continue that in Germany and have a good weekend where the race goes as we expect it to.”
The summer break is getting closer and closer. In it, Rossi would like to announce whether he will continue as a driver in the MotoGP class beyond the 2021 season. Otherwise, he could concentrate solely on his team.
For now, however, it’s about finally shining again on the track. In the past, Rossi has always been able to show what he’s made of at the Sachsenring. In 1999 he won the Moto2 series. He achieved his first success in the premier class in 2002. Three more victories were to follow later. He particularly fondly thinks back to the 2009 race, when Rossi beat Jorge Lorenzo very thinly. It was a game of cat and mouse between the two Yamaha factory riders, in which Rossi had the better end on his side.
Now the entourage is returning to Germany after a year break and Rossi says: “It’s a completely different route than the others, with a lot of left turns, and that makes it a pretty tricky route. It can be very difficult at times – but I’ve had some great fights there in the past, especially in 2009! I’m looking forward to going back after we couldn’t race there last year. “
Status of drivers’ championship after 7 races out of 19 races:
1. Quartararo 115 Points. 2. Zarco 101. 3. Miller 90. 4. Bagnaia 88. 5. Mir 78. 6. Viñales 75. 7. Oliveira 54. 8. Aleix Espargaró 44. 9. Binder 43. 10. Morbidelli 40. 11. Nakagami 31 12. Pol Espargaró 29. 13. Bastianini 26. 14. Alex Márquez 25. 15. Rins 23. 16. Petrucci 23. 17. 17. Martin 19. 18. Marc Márquez 16. 19. Rossi 15. 20. Lecuona 13 21. Marini 13. 22. Bradl 11. 23. Savadori 4. 24. Pirro 3. 25. Rabat 1.
Status of the constructors’ championship:
1. Yamaha 143 Punkte. 2. Ducati 143. 3. KTM 83. 4. Suzuki 82. 5. Honda 52. 6. Aprilia 45.
1. Monster Energy Yamaha 190 Punkte. 2. Ducati Lenovo 178. 3. Pramac Racing 124. 4. Suzuki Ecstar 101. 5. Red Bull KTM Factory Racing 97. 6. LCR-Honda 56. 7. Petronas Yamaha SRT 55. 8. Repsol Honda 52. 9. Aprilia Racing Team Gresini 48. 10. Esponsorama Racing Ducati 39. 11. Tech3 KTM Factory Racing 36.