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Rossi explains miserable MotoGP Portimao Friday after FP2 crash

Yamaha's Valentino Rossi says his difficult MotoGP Portuguese Grand Prix Friday was a result of a radical set-up change not working and his FP2 crash ruining his run plan. The nine-time grand prix world champion is in his final weekend as a factory team Yamaha rider ahead of his switch to Petronas SRT in 2021, but got off to a terrible start at the Algarve Circuit after ending the day 1.8s off the pace in second-to-last. Rossi tried "something different" to find better rear grip, but lost feeling with the front end and had to revert to a more normal set-up in FP2. However, a crash at the Turn 4 left-hander in the afternoon forced him to run on his unpreferred second bike and...
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