MotoGP Spielberg, Rossi: If Yamaha listens to me, things will go better.

To understand whether Valentino is satisfied with his weekend, both free practice sessions and the qualifiers need to be placed on the scales. Compared with yesterday, Rossi had started the day (using the new fairing for the first time on a GP weekend) much better than yesterday, but in the decisive session something did not go right.

I had started well in the morning. We managed to improve the bike’s balance and to be rather competitive - he recounts - Then, in FP4 I had maintained a good pace and I felt fast with the soft tyres.

Something, however, that did not happen.

The second tyre did not work well. It slipped too much in acceleration - he explains - Unfortunately these are things that sometimes happen and there is no way to know that until you put it on. Without that problem, I would most likely have been able to stay in the top 5 or even on the front row.”

Instead, you will have to start from the third row and this is obviously never an advantage.

Especially on this track - the Doctor muses - Anyway I have a good pace and the rear tyre choice will be crucial. Everything will depend on the temperatures. Right now any choice, from soft to hard, is open. Last year, Iannone took a gamble and it paid off, just like Dovizioso did today in qualifying, choosing the medium.

And there are many rivals.

As for me, I see a situation similar to last year - he says - In fact, I think I am closer to the Ducatis but on the other hand, the Hondas have taken a bigger step forward. In 2016, Marquez probably paid the price for both his injury and for not having done the tests before the GP. I know this is not the best circuit for the M1, but as I said, we are not far off.

But who is the most dangerous rival?

Marquez and Dovizioso, with Marc having a slight advantage - he replies confidently - For third place I am there along with Lorenzo, Viñales, Zarco, Pedrosa, Iannone, Petrucci… in short, a lot of riders. But this is the situation so far. The predictions may not necessarily come true. Maybe tomorrow Andrea and Marc will not make the difference. I remember that last year the first 10 laps were fantastic. We were all very close to one another.

Today Valentino also did not wait any longer to put on the new fairing in FP3, a move that Viñales then copied in the afternoon.

I did not think that this track was the best to use it on, but I had to change my mind. I liked it straight away. It helped me reduce the tendency to wheelie” he explains.

It seems like he is once again the technical guide for Yamaha.

If I am Maverick’s tester, then tomorrow he needs to let me go ahead - he jokes - I think that Viñales simply does not have much experience on this bike yet. In my career, I have demonstrated that I am an excellent tester and if Yamaha listens to me, things will go better”, he concludes with a smile.

Source: http://gpone.com

Q2:
1. 
Marc Marquez ESP Repsol Honda (RC213V) 1m 23.235s [Lap 8/10] 311km/h (Max)
2. 
Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP17) 1m 23.379s +0.144s [10/10] 306km/h
3. 
Jorge Lorenzo ESP Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP17) 1m 23.621s +0.386s [6/8] 305km/h
4. 
Maverick Viñales ESP Movistar Yamaha (YZR-M1) 1m 23.754s +0.519s [8/9] 306km/h
5. 
Danilo Petrucci ITA Octo Pramac (Desmosedici GP17) 1m 23.780s +0.545s [8/8] 303km/h
6. Johann Zarco FRA Monster Yamaha Tech3 (YZR-M1)* 1m 23.879s +0.644s [7/8] 306km/h
7. 
Valentino Rossi ITA Movistar Yamaha (YZR-M1) 1m 23.982s +0.747s [8/9] 304km/h
8. 
Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda (RC213V) 1m 23.985s +0.750s [9/9] 308km/h
9. 
Cal Crutchlow GBR LCR Honda (RC213V) 1m 24.024s +0.789s [8/10] 304km/h
10. 
Andrea Iannone ITA Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 1m 24.185s +0.950s [9/10] 303km/h
11. Karel Abraham CZE Pull&Bear Aspar (Desmosedici GP15) 1m 24.220s +0.985s [9/9] 309km/h
12. 
Loris Baz FRA Reale Avintia (Desmosedici GP15) 1m 24.483s +1.248s [8/9] 303km/h

Q1:
13. Jonas Folger GER Monster Yamaha Tech3 (YZR-M1)* 1m 24.015s 306km/h
14. 
Hector Barbera ESP Reale Avintia (Desmosedici GP16) 1m 24.036s 313km/h
15. 
Scott Redding GBR Octo Pramac (Desmosedici GP16) 1m 24.037s 307km/h
16. 
Pol Espargaro ESP Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16) 1m 24.101s 308km/h
17. 
Alvaro Bautista ESP Pull&Bear Aspar (Desmosedici GP16) 1m 24.202s 317km/h
18. 
Mika Kallio FIN Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16) 1m 24.261s 309km/h
19. 
Jack Miller AUS EG 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V) 1m 24.321s 309km/h
20. 
Aleix Espargaro ESP Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 1m 24.447s 304km/h
21. Alex Rins ESP Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)* 1m 24.448s 305km/h
22. 
Bradley Smith GBR Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16) 1m 24.530s 306km/h
23. Sam Lowes GBR Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)* 1m 24.852s 306km/h
24. 
Tito Rabat ESP EG 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V) 1m 24.900s 307km/h

FP4:

1. Marc Marquez ESP Repsol Honda (RC213V) 1m 24.180s [Lap 18/19] 311km/h (Max)
2. 
Maverick Viñales ESP Movistar Yamaha (YZR-M1) 1m 24.347s +0.167s [8/19] 310km/h
3. 
Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda (RC213V) 1m 24.400s +0.220s [5/19] 312km/h
4. Johann Zarco FRA Monster Yamaha Tech3 (YZR-M1)* 1m 24.434s +0.254s [18/18] 308km/h
5. 
Andrea Iannone ITA Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 1m 24.525s +0.345s [5/14] 306km/h
6. 
Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP17) 1m 24.607s +0.427s [8/16] 310km/h
7. 
Valentino Rossi ITA Movistar Yamaha (YZR-M1) 1m 24.644s +0.464s [16/19] 307km/h
8. 
Scott Redding GBR Octo Pramac (Desmosedici GP16) 1m 24.804s +0.624s [15/18] 307km/h
9. Jonas Folger GER Monster Yamaha Tech3 (YZR-M1)* 1m 24.814s +0.634s [8/18] 306km/h
10. 
Jorge Lorenzo ESP Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP17) 1m 24.839s +0.659s [6/14] 306km/h
11. 
Pol Espargaro ESP Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16) 1m 24.852s +0.672s [9/17] 312km/h
12. 
Cal Crutchlow GBR LCR Honda (RC213V) 1m 24.882s +0.702s [16/16] 305km/h
13. Karel Abraham CZE Pull&Bear Aspar (Desmosedici GP15) 1m 25.134s +0.954s [14/15]312km/h
14. Alex Rins ESP Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)* 1m 25.137s +0.957s [5/17] 308km/h
15. 
Bradley Smith GBR Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16) 1m 25.298s +1.118s [12/18] 307km/h
16. 
Loris Baz FRA Reale Avintia (Desmosedici GP15) 1m 25.368s +1.188s [5/21] 303km/h
17. 
Alvaro Bautista ESP Pull&Bear Aspar (Desmosedici GP16) 1m 25.425s +1.245s [8/16] 313km/h
18. 
Hector Barbera ESP Reale Avintia (Desmosedici GP16) 1m 25.436s +1.256s [11/12] 314km/h
19. 
Aleix Espargaro ESP Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 1m 25.443s +1.263s [7/18] 307km/h
20. 
Danilo Petrucci ITA Octo Pramac (Desmosedici GP17) 1m 25.483s +1.303s [5/16] 304km/h
21. 
Tito Rabat ESP EG 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V) 1m 25.527s +1.347s [18/18] 307km/h
22. Sam Lowes GBR Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)* 1m 25.693s +1.513s [8/18] 304km/h
23. 
Mika Kallio FIN Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16) 1m 25.714s +1.534s [4/17] 309km/h
24. 
Jack Miller AUS EG 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V) 1m 26.051s +1.871s [6/14] 307km/h

FP3:

1. ^5 Marc Marquez ESP Repsol Honda (RC213V) 1m 23.459s [Lap 23/24] 307km/h (Max)
2. ^2 Johann Zarco FRA Monster Yamaha Tech3 (YZR-M1)* 1m 23.882s +0.423s [26/27] 309km/h
3. 
^13 Andrea Iannone ITA Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR) 1m 23.943s +0.484s [25/25] 307km/h
4. 
^1 Jorge Lorenzo ESP Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP17) 1m 23.968s +0.509s [21/22] 308km/h
5. 
^7 Valentino Rossi ITA Movistar Yamaha (YZR-M1) 1m 23.995s +0.536s [21/24] 307km/h
6. 
˅4 Maverick Viñales ESP Movistar Yamaha (YZR-M1) 1m 24.049s +0.590s [21/22] 309km/h
7. 
^6 Loris Baz FRA Reale Avintia (Desmosedici GP15) 1m 24.097s +0.638s [22/22] 305km/h
8. ^13 Karel Abraham CZE Pull&Bear Aspar (Desmosedici GP15) 1m 24.109s +0.650s [22/23]311km/h
9. 
˅2 Cal Crutchlow GBR LCR Honda (RC213V) 1m 24.182s +0.723s [20/20] 306km/h
10. 
˅1 Scott Redding GBR Octo Pramac (Desmosedici GP16) 1m 24.190s +0.731s [21/23] 306km/h
11. 
^3 Danilo Petrucci ITA Octo Pramac (Desmosedici GP17) 1m 24.196s +0.737s [24/24] 304km/h
12. ^3 Jonas Folger GER Monster Yamaha Tech3 (YZR-M1)* 1m 24.275s +0.816s [21/21] 306km/h
13. 
^4 Hector Barbera ESP Reale Avintia (Desmosedici GP16) 1m 24.294s +0.835s [19/20]311km/h
14. 
˅11 Dani Pedrosa ESP Repsol Honda (RC213V) 1m 24.421s +0.962s [24/24] 308km/h
15. 
˅5 Alvaro Bautista ESP Pull&Bear Aspar (Desmosedici GP16) 1m 24.427s +0.968s [22/24]314km/h
16. 
˅15 Andrea Dovizioso ITA Ducati Team (Desmosedici GP17) 1m 24.454s +0.995s [21/22]311km/h
17. 
^2 Mika Kallio FIN Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16) 1m 24.630s +1.171s [22/22] 309km/h
18. 
˅10 Aleix Espargaro ESP Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP) 1m 24.642s +1.183s [6/21] 305km/h
19. 
˅8 Pol Espargaro ESP Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16) 1m 24.660s +1.201s [19/22] 312km/h
20. ^2 Alex Rins ESP Suzuki Ecstar (GSX-RR)* 1m 24.709s +1.250s [24/24] 306km/h
21. 
˅1 Jack Miller AUS EG 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V) 1m 24.744s +1.285s [21/24] 306km/h
22. 
^1 Tito Rabat ESP EG 0,0 Marc VDS (RC213V) 1m 24.887s +1.428s [17/26] 307km/h
23. ˅5 Sam Lowes GBR Factory Aprilia Gresini (RS-GP)* 1m 25.033s +1.574s [21/22] 307km/h
24. 
= Bradley Smith GBR Red Bull KTM Factory (RC16) 1m 25.515s +2.056s [6/20] 308km/h

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