Valentino Rossi has admitted he is still unsure what rear tyre he will use during tomorrows 30-lap German MotoGP around the Sachsenring.
After an awful opening day that saw him all the way down in 17th, the Italian salvaged his weekend with an impressive qualifying performance. Rossi qualified on the outside of the second row in sixth positon, just 0.262 seconds off of pole position.
‘The Doctor’ was much happier after Saturday with a lot of the issues from Friday around acceleration seemingly resolved.
“Today is a lot better for us, we improve the balance of the bike, we improve the acceleration with the electronics so our pace is not fantastic but not so bad,” said Rossi.
“It’s true that like what has happened a lot this year we are all very close so will be very important to start from the second row try to make a good start and good first laps, after we will see.”
Despite being in a better mood, Rossi knows that his weekend will largely depend on choosing the right tyres for the race. With most riders thinking it will be between the medium and the hard, the nine-times World Champion has a decision to make.
“I think it will be crucial the rear tyre choice because it’s very open and we still don’t understand the best one,” he said.
“So we have to see, we have to check the data, work and continue to work tomorrow.”