The Petronas SRT rider fell from his Yamaha simply over 5 minutes into the primary a part of qualifying at Misano on the Flip 15 left-hander.
He was in a position to full the session on his second M1, however couldn’t enhance on his preliminary 1m32.967s set earlier than his crash, that means he’ll begin second-to-last on Sunday simply forward of team-mate Andrea Dovizioso.
It was the second crash Rossi suffered on Saturday at Misano, having taken a quick tumble in FP3 at Flip 13.
Talking afterwards, Rossi defined his qualifying fall aggravated him, as he felt he might have supplied a robust problem.
When requested by Autosport if his crashes not less than proved to his doubters that he wasn’t merely easing into retirement, Rossi mentioned: “Yeah, it’s one option to take it simple to the top.
“Perhaps it’s additionally the suitable alternative! However I’m right here and I wish to try to make the perfect.
“Sadly, this morning I did a mistake, as a result of I undergo so much on the bumps within the quick half.
“However anyway, I wished to attempt to push to have a very good rhythm and to attempt to enter into the highest 10.
“However, I did a mistake. I feel that I want to present the utmost, don’t do one thing loopy, however attempt the utmost to attain the perfect outcomes that I can.
“I’m very annoyed for the crash this afternoon as a result of within the FP4 I used to be not so dangerous.
“With the used tyre my tempo was fairly good, so I believed I might do alone a very good lap within the Q1, however it’s like this. We’ll retry tomorrow.”
Valentino Rossi, Petronas Yamaha SRT
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Rossi says his Q1 crash was a results of him slowing down earlier within the lap after a mistake, which meant the left facet of the exhausting entrance tyre cooled off an excessive amount of by the point he started to wind up for a flyer.
“The issue is the exhausting entrance is best in braking, however on the left you might be all the time very a lot on the restrict – particularly at [Turns] six and 15, that are corners the place you don’t brake, it’s tough,” he added.
“I did the primary lap, which was not so dangerous as a result of I did a [decent] time, and I used to be not so dangerous.
“However within the second lap I did a small mistake in Flip 4, I am going huge, however after I mentioned I wished to attempt to make one other lap earlier than altering the rear tyre as a result of I feel that I can enhance, and I’ve sufficient time to alter the tyre for the second exit.
“It’s like I slowed down like 5 or 6 seconds as a result of I made a mistake in Flip 4, however in actuality I didn’t decelerate so much. I didn’t count on to lose the tyre on the left like this as a result of I actually slowed down for 5 seconds, however it’s like this.
“The state of affairs is that this and I used to be a bit unfortunate, and it’s a disgrace as a result of if I made 1m32.9s on the primary lap, I can do a very good lap time within the subsequent lap, and particularly with the subsequent tyre.
“However then again I’m glad that I’m okay, as a result of this morning I crashed within the quick half. So, already that is excellent news.”