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Motorcycling: Rossi rues skipped opportunity for 200th podium after Catalunya crash – Reuters

FILE PHOTO: MotoGP – Emilia Romagna Grand Prix – Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, Misano, Italy – September 20, 2020 Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP’s Valentino Rossi in action during the race REUTERS/Jennifer Lorenzini(Reuters) – Yamaha’s Valentino Rossi said his crash at the Catalunya Grand Prix on Sunday was a “great shame” after he missed out…

FILE Photograph: MotoGP – Emilia Romagna Grand Prix – Misano Entire world Circuit Marco Simoncelli, Misano, Italy – September 20, 2020 Monster Power Yamaha MotoGP’s Valentino Rossi in action in the course of the race REUTERS/Jennifer Lorenzini

(Reuters) – Yamaha’s Valentino Rossi said his crash at the Catalunya Grand Prix on Sunday was a “great shame” following he missed out on the possibility to assert his 200th podium finish.

In his 350th MotoGP begin, Rossi commenced on the entrance row for the initial time this year and he had moved up to second area chasing race leader Fabio Quartararo when he shed control at flip two and crashed for the second time in as quite a few races.

“It’s a wonderful disgrace, two faults in a row,” Rossi, 41, stated. “This weekend was very various, simply because I was normally competitive. I was very good on the bike, I rode perfectly, and I also improved follow by observe.

“Today I was at the limit, mainly because I was powering Fabio and I did not want to drop a good deal, I wished to keep with him. On the left is often perilous, specially with a very low temperature, and I dropped the front.

“It’s a excellent shame due to the fact I assume I could have fought for the victory and for absolutely sure for the podium, that was our concentrate on.”

Yamaha crew director Massimo Meregalli reported the staff was ‘heartbroken’ for Rossi and would search to protected one more prospect to achieve his milestone at the French Grand Prix on Oct. 11.

“He had great self esteem on the bicycle all weekend,” Meregalli claimed. “It’s a disgrace that he crashed, dropping a wonderful prospect to end on the podium.

“We will check out our hardest to generate a different podium risk all over again at the next Grand Prix weekend in Le Mans.”

Reporting by Rohith Nair in Bengaluru Editing by Toby Davis

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