Rossi said “Now we have to understand why because we don’t do any modify of the setting, we decide to use the other tyre because the temperature was going up but other riders have similar problems but not like me. I lose a big, big part of the tyre and is dangerous.”
“Unfortunately a few riders experienced a problem with their rear tyre today and we sincerely apologise to those riders affected,” said Bridgestone’s Shinichi Yamashita. “We have commenced a full investigation into the matter and I will personally take the affected tyres back to Bridgestone’s Technical Centre in Japan tomorrow where they will undergo detailed analysis to determine the cause of this issue.”
“It’s a shame about today because I started quite well. I was there, having a good race, and I think I could have had a decent result. I was fighting with Nicky, who had passed me, but he was a little bit slower and I was waiting for a good moment to attack him again. I could have finished sixth, which would have given me some points to help in the standings, but we had a big problem with the tyre about eleven laps from the end. I had to return to the garage to change it because it was impossible to continue, so I started again with the soft and finished the race. We’ll try again next week at the Sachsenring,” added Rossi.
Well, I’m proud of him anyway. And now we have to prepare for the other races, and leave this behind us!
I love you Rossi, you did what you could ♥