MotoGP Germany, Rossi: with these Michelins we start over every GP.

Not a day goes by without the riders stating how unpredictable the MotoGP is this year and “today we had another surprise, the sensations with the tyres and bike continuously change” reflects Valentino, 9th in a wet qualifying. He and the Yamaha usually do well in these conditions, but the same could be said for Dovizioso and the Ducati.

We were used to more consistent behaviour from one track to another, even last year with the Michelins. But now we never know what to expect” continues Rossi.

What's happening?
We don't know, last week Zarco was on pole in the wet with the 2016 Yamaha and today he's 19th. It's not a bike problem, I too was competitive in Holland”.

So the factor is the tyres, is it a quality issue?
I wouldn't know, but usually if there is that kind of problem you get one tyre that doesn't work and that's it. Now though we're at a track where all the tyres are fine and then another where none of them are any good. I think it's a question of the marriage between the tyres and asphalt”.

This complicates everything…
On the one hand it's hard, you never know what to expect. You can do the same things on the bike and one week you're phenomenal and the next week no. The positive thing is that you can be in the shit one week and then really strong the week after (he laughs)”.

Here things are going badly…
As I said, we were used to setting up the bike in a certain way and continuing like that at all tracks, with a few modifications. But now, you never know what will happen: we have to start over from scratch each weekend”.

How has today gone?
Well in the morning, we were able to improve the bike in the dry and even if my pace wasn't brilliant, I also wasn't far from the fastest guys. In the wet though, all the Yamahas expect Folger were struggling”.

Are you hoping for a dry race at this point?
Yes because I can be more competitive, but this is a crazy weekend and the weather keeps changing too. Anything can happen and so it's important to have the bike ready for the wet too.

Even a race with a bike change…
Yes, the asphalt dries really fast here, so we need to be ready for any situation and also reactive in order to make the right decision quickly”.

In case of a flag-to-flag, having only one new frame would be a problem.
Also because I'm getting on better with that frame, in both the wet and the dry, I think I'll start with that one anyway”.

You'll start further back, Marquez is on pole while Dovi and Vinales are close to you.
Anything could happen tomorrow, right to the last lap, the weather will make the difference. Marc seems to have something more in the dry compared to the wet, but at least the three of us who leading the championship will start together”.

Source: http://gpone.com

Q2:
1. Marc Marquez ESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V) 1m 27.302s [Lap 10/10] 274km/h (Top Speed) 
2. Danilo Petrucci ITA Octo Pramac Racing (Desmosedici GP17) 1m 27.462s +0.160s [5/10] 284km/h 
3. Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V) 1m 27.949s +0.647s [5/10] 267km/h 
4. Cal Crutchlow GBR LCR Honda (RC213V) 1m 28.089s +0.787s [7/10] 282km/h 
5. Jonas Folger GER Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1)* 1m 28.210s +0.908s [8/10] 278km/h 
6. Jorge Lorenzo ESP Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP17) 1m 28.383s +1.081s [8/11] 280km/h 
7. Pol Espargaro ESP Red Bull KTM Factory Racing (RC16) 1m 28.402s +1.100s [7/10] 275km/h 
8. Aleix Espargaro ESP Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 1m 28.526s +1.224s [10/10] 279km/h 
9. Valentino Rossi ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1) 1m 28.669s +1.367s [9/9] 280km/h 
10. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP17) 1m 28.703s +1.401s [8/10] 282km/h 
11. Maverick Viñales ESP Movistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1) 1m 28.823s +1.521s [7/10] 281km/h 
12. Alvaro Bautista ESP Pull&Bear Aspar Team (Desmosedici GP16) 1m 28.968s +1.666s [9/10] 277km/h 

Q1:
13. Jack Miller AUS Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V) 1m 27.967s 280km/h
14. Loris Baz FRA Reale Avintia Racing (Desmosedici GP15) 1m 27.979s 280km/h
15. Bradley Smith GBR Red Bull KTM Factory Racing (RC16) 1m 28.015s 278km/h
16. Andrea Iannone ITA Team Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 1m 28.103s 281km/h
17. Mika Kallio FIN Red Bull KTM Factory Racing (RC16) 1m 28.285s 274km/h
18. Hector Barbera ESP Reale Avintia Racing (Desmosedici GP16) 1m 28.404s 276km/h
19. Johann Zarco FRA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1)* 1m 28.444s 280km/h
20. Karel Abraham CZE Pull&Bear Aspar Team (Desmosedici GP15) 1m 28.625s 280km/h
21. Sam Lowes GBR Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)* 1m 28.659s 278km/h
22. Alex Rins ESP Team Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)* 1m 29.504s 281km/h
23. Scott Redding GBR Octo Pramac Racing (Desmosedici GP16) 1m 29.578s 275km/h
24. Tito Rabat ESP Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V) 1m 30.028s 277km/h 

FP4:

1. Marc Marquez ESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V) 1m 21.822s [Lap 4/12] 289km/h (Top Speed) 
2. Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V) 1m 21.927s +0.105s [5/10] 290km/h 
3. Alvaro Bautista ESP Pull&Bear Aspar Team (Desmosedici GP16) 1m 22.008s +0.186s [9/12] 293km/h 

4. Jonas Folger GER Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1)* 1m 22.065s +0.243s [9/12] 289km/h 
5. Johann Zarco FRA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1)* 1m 22.213s +0.391s [11/12] 291km/h 
6. Cal Crutchlow GBR LCR Honda (RC213V) 1m 22.223s +0.401s [6/9] 289km/h 
7. Aleix Espargaro ESP Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 1m 22.232s +0.410s [7/11] 288km/h 
8. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP17) 1m 22.251s +0.429s [7/10] 293km/h 
9. Maverick Viñales ESP Movistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1) 1m 22.314s +0.492s [7/9] 294km/h 
10. Andrea Iannone ITA Team Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 1m 22.407s +0.585s [7/12] 292km/h 
11. Mika Kallio FIN Red Bull KTM Factory Racing (RC16) 1m 22.432s +0.610s [5/9] 286km/h 
12. Valentino Rossi ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1) 1m 22.477s +0.655s [5/9] 292km/h 
13. Scott Redding GBR Octo Pramac Racing (Desmosedici GP16) 1m 22.508s +0.686s [7/8] 291km/h 
14. Tito Rabat ESP Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V) 1m 22.602s +0.780s [6/14] 286km/h 
15. Hector Barbera ESP Reale Avintia Racing (Desmosedici GP16) 1m 22.607s +0.785s [6/10] 287km/h 
16. Sam Lowes GBR Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)* 1m 22.709s +0.887s [9/12] 291km/h 
17. Danilo Petrucci ITA Octo Pramac Racing (Desmosedici GP17) 1m 22.838s +1.016s [5/10] 290km/h 
18. Alex Rins ESP Team Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)* 1m 22.846s +1.024s [6/13] 287km/h 
19. Loris Baz FRA Reale Avintia Racing (Desmosedici GP15) 1m 22.867s +1.045s [8/14] 287km/h 
20. Pol Espargaro ESP Red Bull KTM Factory Racing (RC16) 1m 22.953s +1.131s [6/12] 292km/h 
21. Karel Abraham CZE Pull&Bear Aspar Team (Desmosedici GP15) 1m 23.039s +1.217s [4/12] 290km/h 
22. Jorge Lorenzo ESP Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP17) 1m 23.304s +1.482s [5/13] 293km/h 
23. Bradley Smith GBR Red Bull KTM Factory Racing (RC16) 1m 23.367s +1.545s [5/13] 287km/h 
24. Jack Miller AUS Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V) 1m 23.579s +1.757s [3/7] 289km/h 

FP3: 
1. Marc Marquez ESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V) 1m 20.745s [Lap 30/33] 291km/h (Top Speed) 
2. Maverick Viñales ESP Movistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1) 1m 20.915s +0.170s [27/28] 295km/h 
3. Jonas Folger GER Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1)* 1m 21.198s +0.453s [25/25] 291km/h 
4. Aleix Espargaro ESP Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 1m 21.209s +0.464s [22/25] 290km/h 
5. Cal Crutchlow GBR LCR Honda (RC213V) 1m 21.275s +0.530s [26/28] 291km/h 
6. Valentino Rossi ITA Movistar Yamaha MotoGP (YZR-M1) 1m 21.311s +0.566s [22/22] 292km/h 
7. Jorge Lorenzo ESP Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP17) 1m 21.373s +0.628s [25/26] 294km/h 
8. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP17) 1m 21.422s +0.677s [22/23] 293km/h 
9. Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda Team (RC213V) 1m 21.480s +0.735s [28/28] 293km/h 
10. Alvaro Bautista ESP Pull&Bear Aspar Team (Desmosedici GP16) 1m 21.497s +0.752s [26/27] 294km/h 
11. Tito Rabat ESP Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V) 1m 21.608s +0.863s [25/28] 288km/h 
12. Danilo Petrucci ITA Octo Pramac Racing (Desmosedici GP17) 1m 21.623s +0.878s [19/25] 293km/h 
13. Hector Barbera ESP Reale Avintia Racing (Desmosedici GP16) 1m 21.658s +0.913s [22/28] 294km/h 
14. Jack Miller AUS Estrella Galicia 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V) 1m 21.835s +1.090s [18/28] 289km/h 
15. Scott Redding GBR Octo Pramac Racing (Desmosedici GP16) 1m 21.897s +1.152s [20/23] 291km/h 
16. Alex Rins ESP Team Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)* 1m 21.925s +1.180s [26/29] 291km/h 
17. Johann Zarco FRA Monster Yamaha Tech 3 (YZR-M1)* 1m 21.934s +1.189s [27/27] 291km/h 
18. Pol Espargaro ESP Red Bull KTM Factory Racing (RC16) 1m 21.945s +1.200s [18/27] 292km/h 
19. Andrea Iannone ITA Team Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 1m 22.018s +1.273s [27/28] 294km/h 
20. Loris Baz FRA Reale Avintia Racing (Desmosedici GP15) 1m 22.089s +1.344s [21/24] 291km/h 
21. Bradley Smith GBR Red Bull KTM Factory Racing (RC16) 1m 22.350s +1.605s [23/23] 289km/h 
22. Mika Kallio FIN Red Bull KTM Factory Racing (RC16) 1m 22.380s +1.635s [24/30] 289km/h 
23. Sam Lowes GBR Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)* 1m 22.569s +1.824s [4/17] 289km/h 
24. Karel Abraham CZE Pull&Bear Aspar Team (Desmosedici GP15) 1m 22.724s +1.979s [19/24] 290km/h 

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