MotoGP Motegi: Rossi mystified by crash

MotoGP Motegi: Rossi mystified by crash

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Movistar Yamaha’s Valentino Rossi is puzzled by the crash that took him out of today’s Motegi MotoGP round as he says he didn’t do anything different to previous laps.

The Doctor lost the front at the hairpin before the back straight on lap seven which put an end to his race and enabled Marc Marquez to contend only with Jorge Lorenzo, before he too went down.

“First of all, I would like to say that I’m OK, fortunately no problems. On the other hand it’s a shame because I was quite strong and I had a good pace. Unfortunately my start was not fantastic and I lost a position to Marquez and Lorenzo,” said Rossi.

“After that, Marquez was a bit faster than me to overtake Lorenzo, I lost a bit more time behind him, but the pace was good. I was able to push a lot to try and catch Marquez but unfortunately I lost the front. Sincerely, I felt nothing like going into the corner too wide or too deep, but I lost the front and logically I made a mistake.”