MotoGP Spielberg, Rossi: Everyone is fast... except me.

Valentino Rossi did not get off on the right foot for the GP of Austria. After the Brno tests, he had built a little castle of certainty for himself which, however, crumbled on the Red Bull Ring. Not much went right today and the 13th final time is demonstration of this.

It was a difficult Friday - he sums up - I expected and hoped to be more competitive, but in the morning the bike did not have good balance. Also, coming back from Brno, I spent two or three days down with the flu. I felt all stuffed up with a headache.

In the afternoon, the situation improved slightly.

Both physically and on the bike - he explains - but everything was not perfect. In fact, I am still far from the leaders. What’s more, all the ranking riders were fast… except me”, he says ironically.

Fortunately there is still time to work and tomorrow the forecast is calling for fair weather.

There are corners where I was fast last year, but today I struggled - he continues - I also have rear sliding and that makes me lose top speed on the straight. In short, we have work to do and tomorrow FP3 will be extremely important. Today I was just barely unable to stay with the top 10, but it is also true that I made a few mistakes riding when I put on the new tyre.

Perhaps the new fairing, tested in Brno, could help but today neither he nor Maverick used it.

It could actually be useful, especially in acceleration to decrease the tendency for wheelies - he admits - I don’t know if it will be possible to use it and homologate it. When I left the garage they were working on it. We’ll find out later.”

Source: http://gpone.com

FP2:

1. ^1 Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP17) 1m 24.046s [Lap 14/14] 306km/h(Max)
2. 
^2 Maverick Viñales ESP Movistar Yamaha (YZR-M1) 1m 24.280s +0.234s [15/15] 303km/h
3. 
= Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda (RC213V) 1m 24.474s +0.428s [15/16] 305km/h
4. ^2 Johann Zarco FRA Monster Yamaha Tech3 (YZR-M1)* 1m 24.522s +0.476s [16/17] 305km/h
5. 
^4 Jorge Lorenzo ESP Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP17) 1m 24.616s +0.570s [10/13] 302km/h
6. 
˅1 Marc Marquez ESP Repsol Honda (RC213V) 1m 24.649s +0.603s [7/18] 302km/h
7. 
^3 Cal Crutchlow GBR LCR Honda (RC213V) 1m 24.668s +0.622s [14/16] 299km/h
8. 
^7 Aleix Espargaro ESP Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 1m 24.726s +0.680s [13/15] 303km/h
9. 
˅1 Scott Redding GBR Octo Pramac (Desmosedici GP16) 1m 24.765s +0.719s [19/19] 302km/h
10. 
^12 Alvaro Bautista ESP Pull&Bear Aspar (Desmosedici GP16) 1m 24.780s +0.734s [18/18]310km/h
11. 
= Pol Espargaro ESP Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16) 1m 24.859s +0.813s [16/17] 307km/h
12. 
= Valentino Rossi ITA Movistar Yamaha (YZR-M1) 1m 24.883s +0.837s [15/19] 300km/h
13. 
^3 Loris Baz FRA Reale Avintia (Desmosedici GP15) 1m 24.925s +0.879s [20/20] 300km/h
14. 
˅7 Danilo Petrucci ITA Octo Pramac (Desmosedici GP17) 1m 24.935s +0.889s [14/16] 301km/h
15. ˅2 Jonas Folger GER Monster Yamaha Tech3 (YZR-M1)* 1m 24.992s +0.946s [15/15] 303km/h
16. 
˅2 Andrea Iannone ITA Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 1m 25.218s +1.172s [12/17] 303km/h
17. 
˅16 Hector Barbera ESP Reale Avintia (Desmosedici GP16) 1m 25.258s +1.212s [12/14]308km/h
18. ^1 Sam Lowes GBR Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)* 1m 25.270s +1.224s [16/17] 301km/h
19. ˅2 Mika Kallio FIN Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16) 1m 25.320s +1.274s [19/19] 304km/h
20. 
= Jack Miller AUS EG 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V) 1m 25.335s +1.289s [18/19] 302km/h
21. ^3 Karel Abraham CZE Pull&Bear Aspar (Desmosedici GP15) 1m 25.369s +1.323s [18/18]307km/h
22. ^1 Alex Rins ESP Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)* 1m 25.452s +1.406s [15/19] 305km/h
23. 
˅5 Tito Rabat ESP EG 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V) 1m 25.616s +1.570s [16/17] 302km/h
24. 
˅3 Bradley Smith GBR Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16) 1m 25.664s +1.618s [19/20] 303km/h

FP1:

1. Hector Barbera ESP Reale Avintia (Desmosedici GP16) 1m 24.631s [Lap 22/23] 309km/h (Max)
2. Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP17) 1m 24.719s +0.088s [14/22] 306km/h
3. 
Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda (RC213V) 1m 24.744s +0.113s [23/23] 307km/h
4. 
Maverick Viñales ESP Movistar Yamaha (YZR-M1) 1m 24.752s +0.121s [20/21] 304km/h
5. 
Marc Marquez ESP Repsol Honda (RC213V) 1m 24.881s +0.250s [15/21] 306km/h
6. Johann Zarco FRA Monster Yamaha Tech3 (YZR-M1)* 1m 24.895s +0.264s [24/24] 308km/h
7. 
Danilo Petrucci ITA Octo Pramac (Desmosedici GP17) 1m 24.972s +0.341s [22/22] 306km/h
8. 
Scott Redding GBR Octo Pramac (Desmosedici GP16) 1m 25.008s +0.377s [20/23] 305km/h
9. 
Jorge Lorenzo ESP Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP17) 1m 25.038s +0.407s [22/23] 301km/h
10. 
Cal Crutchlow GBR LCR Honda (RC213V) 1m 25.229s +0.598s [20/22] 304km/h
11. 
Pol Espargaro ESP Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16) 1m 25.244s +0.613s [20/21] 307km/h
12. 
Valentino Rossi ITA Movistar Yamaha (YZR-M1) 1m 25.251s +0.620s [24/24] 301km/h
13. Jonas Folger GER Monster Yamaha Tech3 (YZR-M1)* 1m 25.282s +0.651s [22/22] 305km/h
14. 
Andrea Iannone ITA Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 1m 25.608s +0.977s [13/24] 303km/h
15. 
Aleix Espargaro ESP Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 1m 25.697s +1.066s [20/21] 305km/h
16. 
Loris Baz FRA Reale Avintia (Desmosedici GP15) 1m 25.709s +1.078s [17/21] 301km/h
17. Mika Kallio FIN Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16) 1m 25.712s +1.081s [19/20] 306km/h
18. 
Tito Rabat ESP EG 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V) 1m 25.724s +1.093s [20/24] 301km/h
19. Sam Lowes GBR Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)* 1m 25.740s +1.109s [19/21] 302km/h
20. 
Jack Miller AUS EG 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V) 1m 25.753s +1.122s [22/23] 302km/h
21. 
Bradley Smith GBR Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16) 1m 25.785s +1.154s [20/21] 303km/h
22. 
Alvaro Bautista ESP Pull&Bear Aspar (Desmosedici GP16) 1m 25.903s +1.272s [16/21]309km/h
23. Alex Rins ESP Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)* 1m 26.014s +1.383s [22/24] 303km/h
24. Karel Abraham CZE Pull&Bear Aspar (Desmosedici GP15) 1m 26.239s +1.608s [18/19]307km/h

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