MotoGP, Rossi at Le Mans trying to forget Barcelona: "The podium is my goal"

"If the weather isn’t good, I hope it’s at least constant." Vinales: "I left the last GP behind me. Now I’m optimistic.”

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The almost ten day break should have been enough for Valentino Rossi to get used to the disappointment he had in Barcelona. The Doctor fell when he was fighting for the podium and was left empty handed. The good news was that he had been fast all weekend, and Le Mans is a good track for reconfirming himself.

Throughout his career, Valentino has won three times in France in the MotoGP, and the last time he got on the podium was two years ago.

Sure, the final result in Cataluña was a shame, but the good thing is that I was fast enough to fight for the podium, and I think we can try something out over the weekend in France,” Rossi said. “Le Mans is a track that I really like, and we’re usually competitive. The goal is to continue the work we’ve done in Cataluña and fight for the podium once again. We’ll do our best to succeed. Let’s hope that, if the weather isn’t good, it’s at least constant so that we can prepare ourselves as best we can for Sunday’s race.”

Even for Maverick Vinales the last GP wasn’t that satisfying. A cold shower after his victory at Misano. The Spanish rider lost in the standings and must recover as soon as possible.

I’ve left behind what happened in Montmeló and continue to focus on working,” Vinales stated. “I feel optimistic. We know that Le Mans is a circuit that can adapt well to our bike if we work in the right way. I actually like that track a lot too. I’ve had good results in the past, so I think we can do well this weekend too. But, as always at Le Mans, the weather can be a deciding factor on the race weekend, especially now that we’ll be going to  this circuit much later than usual. I’m curious to see what we can do.”

 

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Translated by Leila Myftija

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