MOTOGP BRNO: VINALES IN PODIAM MA YAMAHA WILL STRATEGYMotoGP | Yamaha | Valentino Rossi | Movistar Team | Rossi | Vinales | M1 | Championship | Grand Prix | Podium | Czech Republic | Brno | Yamaha Movistar
If Honda won for the demonstrated reactivity on the race field, Yamaha lost to the box. In fact the question that continues to ring in the ears of the fans is because Valentino continued to turn when all the other riders had already changed (or were changing) bikes? The answer is that M1 number 46 was not ready yet and Rossi came back only when the box called him. Made this premise, and considering that leaving the box Rossi was fourteenth (and Marquez first), only the good comeback of the Italian and teammate (he came back a lap earlier and came out thirteenth) he partially straightened a Sunday that could To be disastrous for the team. Also, one should not underestimate that both of them came behind the two Honda riders who had two days of testing on this track and, consequently, enjoyed a good set-up from Friday. Perhaps the best way to read performance during the Grand Prix of the Czech Republic is to sectorialize the various stages of the race. At first with the rain Rossi fought with the first for the race head and after the bike change he managed to handle the tires despite having always driven the attack by reassembling ten positions and shredding Dovizioso's attacks behind him. Vinales has limited the damage with the first bike and has exploited the biggest slick grip in the second stage by winning the third podium step. Another point of view is the detachment from Marquez to the finish line of 18 seconds for Vinales and about 20 and a half for Rossi, who are more or less the ones lost for Yamaha's strategy. It is true that Marquez has built an advantage that he then managed, but given the conditions of the asphalt (especially in the first rounds with the slick) and considering that driving alone is different than doing it in a fight group at every detached, perhaps The result could have been different. At this point in the general standings Vinales chases Marquez detached 14 points while Rossi (fourth) accuses a delay of 22 lengths. "I'm really happy," said Vinales, "our goal was to be on the podium and we did it, struggling all week long and ending in a hard weekend," he said. "Going to the podium should be the norm if we want to win the title. I came a little late, I think, but at the same time as Dani Pedrosa and other riders, so it was a good overall result: the track was drying fast, maybe it was better to stop a bit earlier. Podi have been dedicated to Ángel Nieto because it was really important. " These are Rossi's statements: "It is always difficult in these conditions to flag it to flag. This type of racing is certainly not our strong point, but in the end the result is not so bad. We have improved a lot since the last flag to flag and I've finished fourth, but I think that before the end of my career we can win this situation of flag to flag! Anyway, I think in a wet or wet race I can fight for the podium. It was a good weekend because we Worked well, I felt good with the bike and I went strong in the wet and the dry. The race was very tough, I pushed from the start It's a shame because we could have taken more points and get on the podium. "