Valentino Rossi failed to achieve encouraging results at the Dutch Grand Prix qualifying on Friday (24/06/2011). "The Doctor" said that big problems arise because he is still in the learning process of a new motor temperature problems GP11.1 and Bridgestone tires.
Rossi, who at the first practice at Assen was ranked second, helpless during the qualifying session. Seven times MotoGP world champion was dropped at number 11. In fact, he got a 2012 on the chassis package 800 cc engine that is expected to minimize the trouble of Rossi during the season.
However, the reality is far different. Italian rider was actually knocked out of position in the top 10. This is the third time he experienced something similar during his debut with Ducati.
"Our feeling is bad. We were a little frustrated, especially after the appearance yesterday," said Rossi told the MotoGP official website.
"In dry conditions, we still have the same problem as the old motors. We do not understand exactly how to ride this bike so that it can reach the limit or how to set this bike."
Former Honda and Yamaha rider was admitted, the temperature of the tire in the Ducati makes the situation more chaotic.
"As at Silverstone, we have a lot of problems with tire temperature, and this makes us bigger problems," he said.
On the first day of training that took place during a wet circuit, Rossi's performance is quite promising. After finishing second in first practice, he was back in the top five in the second practice. However, Rossi did not want to rely solely on the race in wet track conditions.
"Now we must work to improve performance and be in a better position during the race," said 33-year-old rider.
"Yesterday in wet situations, we were not too bad. According to forecasts, the weather was too bad tomorrow. However, we have to wait for what condition, and after that we will make a decision."