MotoGP, Rossi: Honda worries me, Marquez the favourite.

For the third consecutive time Valentino will start ahead of his team-mate Vinales, so since using the new frame. In the first part of the season, Rossi was struggling against Vinales in terms of the flying lap, but now the situation seems to be reversed.

I'm not sure I'd put it like that - he reflects after qualifying 2nd at Brno - It's been a strange year, I reached the podium 3 times with the old frame but those results were almost a surprise to me, now I feel better and more competitive”.

What was the turning point?
The Jerez tests. The team and I understood what wasn't working and gave Yamaha the right feedback. With the new frame I can enter the turns fast, the bike has better balance”.

Something we've also seen at Brno…
“The weekend started well and today I was able to improve. In FP3, I realised I could be fast with the new tyre and in qualifying I made a good lap. The front row is important because 6 of us can fight for the podium tomorrow".

Who are the most dangerous rivals?
The Hondas are favourites, Marquez a little more than Pedrosa perhaps. I have to admit that the Hondas worry me, in the last two races they've been very fast, while here they also have the advantage of having tested”.

What kind of race do you expect?
There's a group of us behind the Hondas and every position is important considering how close we are in terms of points. the Ducatis could also be a worry, with Lorenzo slightly quicker than Dovizioso. The Desmosedici also seems to consume the rear tyre less”.

Vinales seems to be struggling…
A little, but watch out because he's fast in the second part of the race and it won't be easy to finish in front of him”.

You keep talking about the second half of the races…
“I have good pace, but after a few laps the rear tyre starts to slide. So it's important to start on the front row, i need to start strong”.

Dovizioso spoke about the opposite strategy…
In my career I've never found starting slow to be helpful at the end (he laughs). the tyre choice will be important, medium and hard are both an option at the front and rear”.

How will you decide?
"Looking at tomorrow's conditions, the forecast isn't good. First we need to see if it will race and then consider the temperature”.

Will you race with Nieto in your thoughts?
I think we all will, also in the other categories where he was king. We'll give it more than our all”.

Source: http://gpone.com

Q2:
1. 
Marc Marquez ESP Repsol Honda (RC213V) 1m 54.981s [Lap 6/7] 306km/h (Top Speed)
2. 
Valentino Rossi ITA Movistar Yamaha (YZR-M1) 1m 55.073s +0.092s [6/7] 308km/h
3. 
Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda (RC213V) 1m 55.119s +0.138s [7/7] 310km/h
4. 
Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP17) 1m 55.441s +0.460s [6/7] 312km/h
5. 
Cal Crutchlow GBR LCR Honda (RC213V) 1m 55.489s +0.508s [6/7] 303km/h
6. 
Jorge Lorenzo ESP Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP17) 1m 55.552s +0.571s [5/6] 305km/h
7. 
Maverick Viñales ESP Movistar Yamaha (YZR-M1) 1m 55.663s +0.682s [7/7] 308km/h
8. 
Danilo Petrucci ITA Octo Pramac (Desmosedici GP17) 1m 55.738s +0.757s [5/6] 312km/h
9. 
Alvaro Bautista ESP Pull&Bear Aspar (Desmosedici GP16) 1m 56.027s +1.046s [6/7] 308km/h
10. Johann Zarco FRA Monster Yamaha Tech3 (YZR-M1)* 1m 56.075s +1.094s [6/7] 309km/h
11. 
Aleix Espargaro ESP Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 1m 56.355s +1.374s [2/5] 305km/h
12. 
Loris Baz FRA Reale Avintia (Desmosedici GP15) 1m 56.624s +1.643s [6/7] 303km/h

Q1:
13. Alex Rins ESP Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)* 1m 56.460s 305km/h
14. Jonas Folger GER Monster Yamaha Tech3 (YZR-M1)* 1m 56.540s 305km/h
15. 
Jack Miller AUS EG 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V) 1m 56.543s 305km/h
16. 
Hector Barbera ESP Reale Avintia (Desmosedici GP16) 1m 56.685s 311km/h
17. Karel Abraham CZE Pull&Bear Aspar (Desmosedici GP15) 1m 56.786s 307km/h
18. 
Pol Espargaro ESP Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16) 1m 57.034s 307km/h
19. 
Bradley Smith GBR Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16) 1m 57.042s 304km/h
20. 
Andrea Iannone ITA Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 1m 57.245s 305km/h
21. 
Tito Rabat ESP EG 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V) 1m 57.288s 307km/h
22. Sam Lowes GBR Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)* 1m 57.465s 303km/h
23. 
Scott Redding GBR Octo Pramac (Desmosedici GP16) 1m 57.517s 307km/h

FP4:

1. Marc Marquez ESP Repsol Honda (RC213V) 1m 56.429s [Lap 3/13] 303km/h (Top Speed)
2. Jonas Folger GER Monster Yamaha Tech3 (YZR-M1)* 1m 56.438s +0.009s [3/10] 306km/h
3. 
Valentino Rossi ITA Movistar Yamaha (YZR-M1) 1m 56.447s +0.018s [9/13] 306km/h
4. 
Jorge Lorenzo ESP Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP17) 1m 56.615s +0.186s [2/13] 306km/h
5. 
Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda (RC213V) 1m 56.723s +0.294s [4/13] 307km/h
6. 
Cal Crutchlow GBR LCR Honda (RC213V) 1m 56.764s +0.335s [6/11] 302km/h
7. 
Maverick Viñales ESP Movistar Yamaha (YZR-M1) 1m 56.788s +0.359s [7/12] 307km/h
8. 
Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP17) 1m 56.945s +0.516s [6/12] 312km/h
9. 
Pol Espargaro ESP Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16) 1m 57.224s +0.795s [4/12] 307km/h
10. Alex Rins ESP Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)* 1m 57.257s +0.828s [11/14] 304km/h
11. 
Scott Redding GBR Octo Pramac (Desmosedici GP16) 1m 57.272s +0.843s [6/12] 306km/h
12. 
Danilo Petrucci ITA Octo Pramac (Desmosedici GP17) 1m 57.301s +0.872s [3/11] 308km/h
13. Johann Zarco FRA Monster Yamaha Tech3 (YZR-M1)* 1m 57.360s +0.931s [3/15] 306km/h
14. 
Alvaro Bautista ESP Pull&Bear Aspar (Desmosedici GP16) 1m 57.391s +0.962s [4/12] 308km/h
15. 
Hector Barbera ESP Reale Avintia (Desmosedici GP16) 1m 57.404s +0.975s [9/13] 310km/h
16. Karel Abraham CZE Pull&Bear Aspar (Desmosedici GP15) 1m 57.413s +0.984s [5/9] 307km/h
17. 
Loris Baz FRA Reale Avintia (Desmosedici GP15) 1m 57.478s +1.049s [6/11] 303km/h
18. 
Aleix Espargaro ESP Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 1m 57.612s +1.183s [3/9] 302km/h
19. 
Andrea Iannone ITA Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 1m 57.630s +1.201s [2/7] 305km/h
20. 
Jack Miller AUS EG 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V) 1m 57.695s +1.266s [3/12] 306km/h
21. 
Tito Rabat ESP EG 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V) 1m 57.835s +1.406s [3/12] 305km/h
22. 
Bradley Smith GBR Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16) 1m 58.163s +1.734s [6/13] 301km/h
23. Sam Lowes GBR Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)* 1m 58.231s +1.802s [9/13] 303km/h

FP3:

1. ^9 Marc Marquez ESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V) 1m 55.370s [Lap 17/18] 306km/h (Top Speed)
2. 
^5 Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V) 1m 55.541s +0.171s [4/17] 309km/h
3. 
^11 Valentino Rossi ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1) 1m 55.758s +0.388s [17/19]310km/h
4. 
^7 Maverick Viñales ESP Movistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1) 1m 55.773s +0.403s [16/18]309km/h
5. 
˅4 Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP17) 1m 55.777s +0.407s [15/16] 311km/h
6. ^2 Cal Crutchlow GBR LCR Honda (RC213V) 1m 55.819s +0.449s [14/15] 305km/h
7. 
^2 Aleix Espargaro ESP Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 1m 55.871s +0.501s [16/17] 308km/h
8. ˅4 Johann Zarco FRA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1)* 1m 55.895s +0.525s [17/18] 306km/h
9. 
^6 Jorge Lorenzo ESP Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP17) 1m 55.969s +0.599s [14/18] 306km/h
10. 
^7 Loris Baz FRA Reale Avintia Racing (Desmosedici GP15) 1m 56.177s +0.807s [15/16]302km/h

11. ˅9 Jonas Folger GER Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1)* 1m 56.268s +0.898s [14/16] 308km/h
12. 
^8 Andrea Iannone ITA Team Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 1m 56.280s +0.910s [15/18] 305km/h
13. 
˅8 Hector Barbera ESP Reale Avintia Racing (Desmosedici GP16) 1m 56.320s +0.950s [15/17]310km/h
14. 
˅1 Pol Espargaro ESP Red Bull KTM Factory Racing (RC16) 1m 56.350s +0.980s [17/18]307km/h
15. ˅3 Alvaro Bautista ESP Pull&Bear Aspar Team (Desmosedici GP16) 1m 56.667s +1.297s [15/16]309km/h
16. 
˅13 Danilo Petrucci ITA Octo Pramac Racing (Desmosedici GP17) 1m 56.686s +1.316s [16/17]308km/h
17. ^1 Alex Rins ESP Team Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)* 1m 56.766s +1.396s [19/20] 304km/h
18. 
^1 Jack Miller AUS Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V) 1m 56.835s +1.465s [16/20]306km/h
19. ˅13 Scott Redding GBR Octo Pramac Racing (Desmosedici GP16) 1m 57.001s +1.631s [7/13]306km/h
20. ˅4 Karel Abraham CZE Pull&Bear Aspar Team (Desmosedici GP15) 1m 57.156s +1.786s [16/18]308km/h
21. 
= Tito Rabat ESP Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V) 1m 57.307s +1.937s [14/17] 306km/h
22. 
^1 Bradley Smith GBR Red Bull KTM Factory Racing (RC16) 1m 57.398s +2.028s [15/20]304km/h
23. ˅1 Sam Lowes GBR Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)* 1m 57.406s +2.036s [13/18] 304km/h

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