Valentino Rossi was also on the grid for the second virtual MotoGP race of the season. The Doctor, who really loves video games, didn't hold back and started riding his Yamaha behind a joy pad.
In the end, he had to settle for a 7th place after a desperate attack on Petrucci at the last corner of the Red Bull Ring circuit. In this case, the end result didn't count much. The GP was, above all, an opportunity for fans to see their favorite riders compete (albeit with consoles).
Of course, since they are riders, nobody likes to lose but, this time, the loss hurt less than usual.
“A MotoGP race on the PlayStation was really strange. It was a new experience for me, " Valentino commented. "I like playing online with friends, but I'm more competitive with four-wheel games. I had a lot of fun. I tried to battle it out. I hope all MotoGP fans had a great time. We have to continue to respect the quarantine rules. We have to stay home, in order to return to a normal life as soon as possible. I can't wait to see the fans again the next time I do a virtual race."
Maverick Vinales was also present for the official Yamaha team. He tried until the very end to get the better of Bagnaia, who finished the race ahead of everyone. The Spanish rider also led the GP for a few laps, but a fall took away all his hope of a victory.
“I finished third in the first virtual MotoGP race and today, in the second, I finished second. They're good results, so I can be happy, even if I really wanted to win today," Maverick admitted. "I qualified in second place, and things were going well. The level of those who were ahead was quite high, you had to push hard. Pecco Bagnaia is really good at playing the MotoGP. I tried to break away from him when I was leading the race, but I made a small mistake and fell. Fortunately, you can move up quickly in the game. I managed to battle it out again with Pecco but, in the end, it wasn't enough to win."