MotoGP Valencia: Rossi: We need something more.

Valentino Rossi admits he will need to find something extra to be in a position to challenge Jorge Lorenzo and Marc Marquez for victory at Valencia in the final MotoGP race of 2016. Rossi, who has wrapped up second place in the championship behind Marquez, qualified in third place on the front row on the Movistar Yamaha. The Italian's Q2 lap of 1m 30.128s left him seven tenths adrift of team-mate Lorenzo's pole time but Rossi was relieved to seal his place on the front row. 

“To stay on the front row is always a good feeling, it is always important. I struggle always a bit too much in this track and yesterday was a difficult day and this morning we improved the balance of the bike, but I wasn't strong enough anyway,” Rossi said. 
 

“In the afternoon we did another small improvement and I was quite strong with both tyres. I wanted to try and make 1'29 but I wasn't able, but front row is good, also because in Valencia it is difficult to overtake, so to start from there is important. 

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“We have to work harder to improve some areas and some details because at this moment Lorenzo and Marquez are faster in the pace and also [Maverick] Vinales is very strong – he is stronger than me. If I want to fight for the podium we need to improve a bit and try to be stronger tomorrow, so for this reason it is important to start from the front row. I hope to make a good start and try to fight.” 

Rossi hopes to improve his pace on Sunday and is also focused on making the best start possible from the all-important front row. 

“First of all, we want dry weather and the good temperature of today. For me personally, I want to try to improve the pace, make a good start and try to fight for the podium with Lorenzo, Marquez and also I think Vinales is strong.” 

Source: http://www.crash.net

 

Q2:
1. Jorge Lorenzo ESP Movistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1) 1m 29.401s [Lap 8/9] 316km/h (Top Speed) 
2. Marc Marquez ESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V) 1m 29.741s +0.340s [5/8] 315km/h 
3. Valentino Rossi ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1) 1m 30.128s +0.727s [8/9] 315km/h 
4. Maverick Viñales ESP Team Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 1m 30.276s +0.875s [8/8] 317km/h 
5. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP) 1m 30.338s +0.937s [7/9] 321km/h 
6. Pol Espargaro ESP Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1) 1m 30.392s +0.991s [5/8] 314km/h 
7. Andrea Iannone ITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP) 1m 30.420s +1.019s [5/9] 319km/h 
8. Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V) 1m 30.574s +1.173s [7/9] 318km/h 
9. Aleix Espargaro ESP Team Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 1m 30.885s +1.484s [3/5] 313km/h 
10. Bradley Smith GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1) 1m 30.949s +1.548s [8/9] 317km/h 
11. Cal Crutchlow GBR LCR Honda (RC213V) 1m 31.030s +1.629s [3/6] 313km/h 
12. Danilo Petrucci ITA Octo Pramac Yakhnich (Desmosedici GP15) 1m 31.203s +1.802s [3/4] 312km/h 

Q1:
13. Hector Barbera ESP Avintia Racing (Desmosedici GP14.2) 1m 30.894s 314km/h
14. Scott Redding GBR Octo Pramac Yakhnich (Desmosedici GP15) 1m 31.406s 316km/h
15. Jack Miller AUS Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V) 1m 31.686s 314km/h
16. Loris Baz FRA Avintia Racing (Desmosedici GP14.2) 1m 31.749s 311km/h
17. Stefan Bradl GER Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 1m 31.813s 313km/h
18. Alvaro Bautista ESP Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 1m 31.847s 318km/h
19. Eugene Laverty IRL Aspar MotoGP Team (Desmosedici GP14.2) 1m 31.956s 315km/h
20. Mika Kallio FIN Red Bull KTM Factory Racing (RC16) 1m 32.092s 311km/h
21. Tito Rabat ESP Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V)* 1m 32.181s 311km/h
22. Yonny Hernandez COL Aspar MotoGP Team (Desmosedici GP14.2) 1m 32.240s 310km/h

FP4:

1. Marc Marquez ESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V) 1m 30.906s [Lap 11/13] 316km/h (Top Speed) 
2. Jorge Lorenzo ESP Movistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1) 1m 30.961s +0.055s [6/17] 315km/h 
3. Maverick Viñales ESP Team Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 1m 30.996s +0.090s [14/17] 316km/h 
4. Andrea Iannone ITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP) 1m 31.296s +0.390s [12/13] 319km/h 
5. Valentino Rossi ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1) 1m 31.308s +0.402s [10/16] 316km/h 
6. Cal Crutchlow GBR LCR Honda (RC213V) 1m 31.317s +0.411s [14/15] 315km/h 
7. Aleix Espargaro ESP Team Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 1m 31.451s +0.545s [11/17] 315km/h 
8. Pol Espargaro ESP Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1) 1m 31.509s +0.603s [17/17] 312km/h 
9. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP) 1m 31.658s +0.752s [10/14] 319km/h 
10. Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V) 1m 31.786s +0.880s [12/15] 317km/h 
11. Bradley Smith GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1) 1m 31.889s +0.983s [8/12] 314km/h 
12. Alvaro Bautista ESP Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 1m 32.133s +1.227s [14/16] 313km/h 
13. Eugene Laverty IRL Aspar MotoGP Team (Desmosedici GP14.2) 1m 32.190s +1.284s [11/13] 317km/h 
14. Scott Redding GBR Octo Pramac Yakhnich (Desmosedici GP15) 1m 32.206s +1.300s [11/12] 316km/h 
15. Danilo Petrucci ITA Octo Pramac Yakhnich (Desmosedici GP15) 1m 32.283s +1.377s [8/10] 314km/h 
16. Hector Barbera ESP Avintia Racing (Desmosedici GP14.2) 1m 32.357s +1.451s [16/17] 312km/h 
17. Stefan Bradl GER Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 1m 32.395s +1.489s [12/17] 312km/h 
18. Tito Rabat ESP Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V)* 1m 32.835s +1.929s [11/17] 316km/h 
19. Loris Baz FRA Avintia Racing (Desmosedici GP14.2) 1m 32.951s +2.045s [9/15] 310km/h 
20. Jack Miller AUS Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V) 1m 32.959s +2.053s [9/12] 314km/h 
21. Yonny Hernandez COL Aspar MotoGP Team (Desmosedici GP14.2) 1m 33.154s +2.248s [8/10] 311km/h 
22. Mika Kallio FIN Red Bull KTM Factory Racing (RC16) 1m 33.597s +2.691s [13/14] 311km/h 

FP3:

1. Marc Marquez ESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V) 1m 30.258s [Lap 17/21] 317km/h (Top Speed) 
2. Maverick Viñales ESP Team Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 1m 30.361s +0.103s [22/23] 318km/h 
3. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP) 1m 30.643s +0.385s [18/20] 320km/h 
4. Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V) 1m 30.711s +0.453s [19/22] 319km/h 
5. Jorge Lorenzo ESP Movistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1) 1m 30.743s +0.485s [13/22] 315km/h 
6. Pol Espargaro ESP Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1) 1m 30.745s +0.487s [17/20] 315km/h 
7. Aleix Espargaro ESP Team Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 1m 30.769s +0.511s [20/21] 317km/h 
8. Andrea Iannone ITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP) 1m 30.834s +0.576s [19/20] 322km/h 
9. Valentino Rossi ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1) 1m 30.852s +0.594s [22/22] 318km/h 
10. Bradley Smith GBR Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1) 1m 31.002s +0.744s [19/21] 315km/h 
11. Cal Crutchlow GBR LCR Honda (RC213V) 1m 31.023s +0.765s [20/21] 318km/h 
12. Scott Redding GBR Octo Pramac Yakhnich (Desmosedici GP15) 1m 31.147s +0.889s [16/20] 317km/h 
13. Hector Barbera ESP Avintia Racing (Desmosedici GP14.2) 1m 31.308s +1.050s [16/19] 319km/h 
14. Stefan Bradl GER Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 1m 31.410s +1.152s [22/22] 315km/h 
15. Jack Miller AUS Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V) 1m 31.550s +1.292s [18/20] 315km/h 
16. Danilo Petrucci ITA Octo Pramac Yakhnich (Desmosedici GP15) 1m 31.589s +1.331s [20/21] 317km/h 
17. Alvaro Bautista ESP Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 1m 31.894s +1.636s [20/22] 316km/h 
18. Tito Rabat ESP Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V)* 1m 31.976s +1.718s [21/24] 312km/h 
19. Yonny Hernandez COL Aspar MotoGP Team (Desmosedici GP14.2) 1m 31.991s +1.733s [18/19] 315km/h 
20. Eugene Laverty IRL Aspar MotoGP Team (Desmosedici GP14.2) 1m 32.240s +1.982s [19/19] 316km/h 
21. Loris Baz FRA Avintia Racing (Desmosedici GP14.2) 1m 32.464s +2.206s [16/20] 310km/h 
22. Mika Kallio FIN Red Bull KTM Factory Racing (RC16) 1m 32.772s +2.514s [19/19] 314km/h 

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