Published on 29 Jun 2012 by Toni M.
Valentino Rossi ended up 10th in today’s qualifying at Assen and he was again more than 1.3 seconds from the top of the timesheets and what’s worse he ended up again behind his team mate Nicky Hayden who was more than three tenths faster than he was.
Rossi seems to be at the end of his tether and just like after the Qatar GP, the Italian very calmly criticized Ducati in an interview during Moto2s qualifying session with Italy’s Sportmediaset, saying:
“I was a little unlucky, I had a lot of tires to try out because this morning we used only used old ones, and the rain disturbed us. The biggest problem we have is that after a few laps we’re losing the rear. We’ve moving the weight to the rear but then the front becomes impossible to govern so we had to move them back. Tomorrow we’ll see how long it will last. We’ve know the problem but we just don’t know how to solve it, there’s a lot of work to do and try to move forward. Honda brought a new chassis , boh… evidently [Ducati Corse] want’s it this way.”
We can’t imagine how much more Ducati and Rossi can take before they finally and definitely call it quits (we have a new rumor on silly season regarding Rossi that will be posting later on) and this is just two days after the Italian repeated his first choice is to stay with the Italian manufacturer and make the bike work.