Valentino Rossi explains reason for his turnaround

Valentino Rossi says that set-up changes made amid the past MotoGP round at Barcelona have demonstrated instrumental in his arrival to qualifying structure at Assen.

The Yamaha rider secured a hair-raising post position for the Dutch TT, his first since a year ago’s Valencia finale and his front line begin of a season in which he has battled for one-lap pace.

Clarifying the explanations behind his turnaround, Rossi attributed set-up changes made to the bicycle two weeks prior in Catalunya, and also the presentation of another casing by Yamaha in private testing at Aragon.

“At Barcelona, for me something changed – we made a stage,” uncovered the 36-year-old in the post-qualifying public interview.

“From Saturday [at the past race], we chose to adjust the offset of the bicycle a considerable amount, and straight away I felt a ton better and I would do well to pace.

“Furthermore, in testing at Aragon we proceed with great velocity, and we attempt the new case from Yamaha, which is beneficial for me.

“So from yesterday I was very aggressive, and you can work in a superior manner and touch base in qualifying speedier and more grounded.

“My objective was the first column, yet without a doubt the post position is a unique thing.”

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