MotoGP Germany, Rossi: slow in both the wet and the dry.

I've managed to go quite slowly in both the wet and the dry”, Valentino tries to see the ironic side but he doesn't much feel like laughing. In the morning he was 16th, the afternoon in the rain 15th, definitely not what he expected.

As we keep saying this year, everything changes each weekend, even though in the end, we always hope that won't happen - comments Rossi - Today was frustrating though, in the fry, when trying to set a fast lap, I didn't have confidence with the front, while in the wet I thought I'd do better”.

Let's take a step backwards and start with the morning, when the Doctor came to a stop at the side of his track with his M1.

A small technical problem, the M1 switched off due to the safety system, but I couldn't get it back to the garage and lost both a set of tyres and a bike, the one with the new frame  - he specifies - I didn't do so badly in the dry, I was able to maintain a good pace with the medium tyres, the race ones”.

Then, 10 minutes from the end, he put in soft tyres to try and reach the top ten and qualify for Q2.

I went back out but wasn't confident with the front anymore, it kept closing on me, when that happens at this track you lose a lot of time - he explains - It was important to reach the top ten but there was no way”.

When he saw the rain in the afternoon he thought he could bounce back.

"Last year I was stronger in the wet, but today I couldn't push’- he says - It's not down to the track, but to us, the asphalt has no potholes and offers great grip. I think we're too far from the ideal bike balance in these conditions, we tried to make changes but haven't solved much”.

At this point, Valentino doesn't know whether to pray for sun or rain tomorrow.

In the dry I might be able to try and enter Q2, otherwise it becomes more complicated - reflects Valentino - But on Sunday we might race in the wet and so would need to improve in those conditions too”.

The doubts right now outweigh the certs, contrary to his rivals. Particularly Ducati.

They've got a great bike this year - recognises Valentino - They're consistently up front at every track and in all conditions, wet or dry. They will be difficult to beat”.

Source: http://gpone.com

FP2:

1. Hector Barbera ESP Reale Avintia Racing (Desmosedici GP16) 1m 28.115s [Lap 26/26] 279km/h (Top Speed) 
2. Marc Marquez ESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V) 1m 28.178s +0.063s [26/27] 277km/h 
3. Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V) 1m 28.468s +0.353s [28/28] 267km/h 
4. Danilo Petrucci ITA Octo Pramac Racing (Desmosedici GP17) 1m 28.468s +0.353s [27/27] 281km/h 
5. Aleix Espargaro ESP Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 1m 28.527s +0.412s [21/23] 279km/h 
6. Cal Crutchlow GBR LCR Honda (RC213V) 1m 28.616s +0.501s [19/19] 279km/h 
7. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP17) 1m 28.753s +0.638s [20/24] 277km/h 
8. Jonas Folger GER Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1)* 1m 28.988s +0.873s [26/26] 282km/h 
9. Sam Lowes GBR Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)* 1m 28.994s +0.879s [17/17] 278km/h 
10. Jorge Lorenzo ESP Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP17) 1m 29.017s +0.902s [20/20] 279km/h 
11. Alvaro Bautista ESP Pull&Bear Aspar Team (Desmosedici GP16) 1m 29.076s +0.961s [17/19] 275km/h 
12. Pol Espargaro ESP Red Bull KTM Factory Racing (RC16) 1m 29.321s +1.206s [27/27] 279km/h 
13. Loris Baz FRA Reale Avintia Racing (Desmosedici GP15) 1m 29.364s +1.249s [20/21] 280km/h 
14. Mika Kallio FIN Red Bull KTM Factory Racing (RC16) 1m 29.446s +1.331s [21/21] 268km/h 
15. Valentino Rossi ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1) 1m 29.549s +1.434s [22/22] 279km/h 
16. Jack Miller AUS Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V) 1m 29.586s +1.471s [17/19] 278km/h 
17. Karel Abraham CZE Pull&Bear Aspar Team (Desmosedici GP15) 1m 29.774s +1.659s [18/18] 268km/h 
18. Johann Zarco FRA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1)* 1m 29.927s +1.812s [26/26] 274km/h 
19. Bradley Smith GBR Red Bull KTM Factory Racing (RC16) 1m 29.972s +1.857s [22/22] 268km/h 
20. Maverick Viñales ESP Movistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1) 1m 30.017s +1.902s [23/23] 281km/h 
21. Scott Redding GBR Octo Pramac Racing (Desmosedici GP16) 1m 30.017s +1.902s [23/23] 276km/h 
22. Alex Rins ESP Team Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)* 1m 30.342s +2.227s [21/21] 277km/h 
23. Tito Rabat ESP Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V) 1m 30.508s +2.393s [30/30] 268km/h 
24. Andrea Iannone ITA Team Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 1m 30.559s +2.444s [18/20] 279km/h 

FP1:

1. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP17) 1m 21.599s [Lap 23/24] 293km/h (Top Speed) 
2. Maverick Viñales ESP Movistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1) 1m 21.637s +0.038s [23/26] 294km/h 
3. Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V) 1m 21.789s +0.190s [27/28] 294km/h 
4. Aleix Espargaro ESP Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 1m 21.832s +0.233s [22/25] 290km/h 
5. Alvaro Bautista ESP Pull&Bear Aspar Team (Desmosedici GP16) 1m 21.840s +0.241s [26/27] 294km/h 
6. Marc Marquez ESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V) 1m 21.898s +0.299s [27/31] 292km/h 
7. Johann Zarco FRA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1)* 1m 21.973s +0.374s [26/29] 291km/h 
8. Danilo Petrucci ITA Octo Pramac Racing (Desmosedici GP17) 1m 21.992s +0.393s [21/24] 292km/h 
9. Jack Miller AUS Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V) 1m 22.068s +0.469s [21/24] 291km/h 
10. Scott Redding GBR Octo Pramac Racing (Desmosedici GP16) 1m 22.075s +0.476s [24/25] 292km/h 
11. Jonas Folger GER Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1)* 1m 22.175s +0.576s [24/28] 291km/h 
12. Jorge Lorenzo ESP Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP17) 1m 22.209s +0.610s [23/26] 292km/h 
13. Cal Crutchlow GBR LCR Honda (RC213V) 1m 22.240s +0.641s [23/25] 290km/h 
14. Hector Barbera ESP Reale Avintia Racing (Desmosedici GP16) 1m 22.336s +0.737s [26/28] 294km/h 
15. Sam Lowes GBR Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)* 1m 22.465s +0.866s [24/24] 288km/h 
16. Valentino Rossi ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1) 1m 22.535s +0.936s [15/23] 291km/h 
17. Pol Espargaro ESP Red Bull KTM Factory Racing (RC16) 1m 22.593s +0.994s [23/28] 292km/h 
18. Karel Abraham CZE Pull&Bear Aspar Team (Desmosedici GP15) 1m 22.612s +1.013s [20/23] 290km/h 
19. Alex Rins ESP Team Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)* 1m 22.642s +1.043s [27/29] 292km/h 
20. Tito Rabat ESP Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V) 1m 22.745s +1.146s [23/25] 286km/h 
21. Bradley Smith GBR Red Bull KTM Factory Racing (RC16) 1m 22.888s +1.289s [24/25] 288km/h 
22. Loris Baz FRA Reale Avintia Racing (Desmosedici GP15) 1m 22.989s +1.390s [18/20] 285km/h 
23. Mika Kallio FIN Red Bull KTM Factory Racing (RC16) 1m 23.218s +1.619s [22/24] 286km/h 
24. Andrea Iannone ITA Team Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 1m 23.299s +1.700s [20/22] 291km/h 

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