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Rossi “can’t make tyres work properly” in Jerez MotoGP 2020 opener

Valentino Rossi admits his low-key MotoGP Spanish Grand Prix weekend was down to him being unable to "make the tyres work properly" on his Yamaha. Rossi qualified almost a second off the pace of Yamaha stablemate Fabio Quartararo at Jerez in 10th, and was circulating 14s adrift of the Petronas SRT rider in the race in the same position when he had to drop out with a technical issue. The Italian spent the entire weekend struggling with rear traction - a common problem for Rossi in recent years, but one Michelin's grippier new rear tyre and the 2020 M1 appeared to have cured. Also struggling with durability, Rossi was unable to fit the slightly harder rear compounds owing to the...
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