Doha, Qatar: The Movistar Yamaha rider Valentino Rossi reshow his ability with his third-place finish in the 2018 MotoGP opener at the Losail Circuit, Qatar, on Sunday 18 March evening local time. In the race, Rossi revealed himself as chased by a group of wolves.
Rossi revealed and said that he was pursued by several drivers when he wanted to overtake Team Yamaha Tech 3 rider, Johann Zarco. The nine-time world champion makes a small mistake that many riders try to outrun him.
“I really do not want to overtake Zarco. However, after I had passed him, there was a small mistake that I made, so I was difficult to control my bike. So, I was slightly widened, but Marquez used that moment to overtake me, followed by Dovi. I tried to overtake, but at that moment all the wolves were behind me, they were ready to attack. They try to take my legs or arms! “Rossi said, quoting from the official MotoGP page, Monday (3/19/2018).
Just for information on the race overnight, the distance between the occupants of positions one to eight is very tight. However, with the ability of the Italian racer, finally, he has managed to get away from the group of wolves or entourage of riders who chased him. He was also happy to successfully finish in third place in the opening series of the MotoGP.
“I am happy because Dovi was ahead. I knew he will be changing the rhythm of the race. I knew I had to overtake Zarco. I gave everything I had in order to be with them. I feel at some point my speed is quite fast. So, by ending up on the podium is a good way to start, “added the driver nicknamed The Doctor.
Rossi also wanted to immediately prepare his YZR-M1 motorcycle for the second race that took place in Argentina. He still feels there are still some shortcomings. Like when at the Losail Circuit, he felt a lot of loss of speed because he wanted to maintain the quality of the front tires.
The 39-year-old rider also said with the results of the race last night, could be a consideration for the next race. So, he argues no one will know the results of the next race that took place in Argentina on April 18, 2018.
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