In the race at Sachsenring Circuit, Germany, on Sunday (07.17.11), Rossi had to settle for finishing in ninth. As a result, he was only able to collect seven points, which became a gift-250 appearance to them.
Achievement is worse for his caliber rider. With the achievement total of nine world titles (including seven titles in the arena of MotoGP), Rossi was supposed to compete in the forefront to fight the podium, to perfect this feast.
But as, Ducati GP11.1 performance that is expected to make him more competitive, it can not give good results. Luckily, with a myriad of skills and experience, Rossi managed to pierce the top 10 despite having to start from 16th place.
Not only that. Former Honda and Yamaha rider is also getting a "memory" of the Sachsenring circuit due to an accident when the first free practice on Friday (07.15.11). At that time, Rossi was one of four riders who crashed in curve 11, but he's the most violent clash so badly that in the right arm.
"The accident this morning (Friday morning) caused a hole in my right arm, which can be used for anatomy lessons because it can look more into my muscles again. In addition, I also got hit hard on the right shoulder surgery, and of course This painless, "said Rossi after the free practice session.
Actually was predictable, that the feast of the race to-250 will be tarnished by poor performance of the motor - in addition he also could not accompanied by the crew boss Jerry Burgess. Throughout the weekend in Sachsenring, Rossi was never able to penetrate the top 10, and the qualifying session he just barely be worse off because the caretaker (position 16 of the 17 riders).
This is what makes the 32-year-old rider was disappointed and very angry, so he expressed his intention to re-use the Desmosedici GP11. Because GP11.1 which came into use on June 25 in Assen, the Netherlands, showed no significant developments.
"In three races now, we use a new motor (GP11.1) to try to improve the performance of the old. I tried this motor with the engine 1.000cc and it's not too bad. But with a 800cc engine, this bike became very difficult to ride and I can not control the front part of the motorbike.
"So, our performance in the last three races are very, very bad, especially during exercise. And, here becomes worse. Thus, we now think may be back to normal, using a standard motor. I do not know when. Maybe after Brno (mid August). We will decide, "said Rossi, after reaping the disappointing results in qualifying.
Apparently, what he feared was true. During the race, Rossi and Ducati GP11.1 mount seems very difficult to compete with the Rizla Suzuki rider, Alvaro Bautista and his team mate, Nicky Hayden. There was a chase until late finish, Rossi finally had to admit defeat from Bautista and Hayden, who respectively finished 7-8.
Thus, Rossi reaps only seven points from the race at Sachsenring, to produce a total of 98 points from nine series that already being done. Now, Rossi is ranked fourth standings, 70 points adrift of the Repsol Honda rider, Casey Stoner, who was at the top