The lack of prominence of Valentino Rossi in the 2021 season of a MotoGP It is something that attracts a lot of attention. So much so that some They already feel that the multiple Italian champion has reached the quarter of an hour and it could be close to retirement. The American Kevin schwantz, monarch of the 500cc class in 1993, was one of those who analyzed the present of the Doctor, current driver of the Petronas Yamaha SRT.
"I'm worried about 46 ... I don't like to see it run so far back", Schwantz assured on the podcast Tank Slappers. “After the first race in Qatar it seemed like he could do better, but in Portugal and Jerez he had problems. Maybe he is not comfortable with the bike, maybe there is something new on the Yamaha that is better for other riders than for him ", the Texan analyzed.
“Rossi's situation reminds me of the one I went through in the first races of 1995. He finished far behind, both in qualifying and in races, and he couldn't fight for the podium or to win as he had done until then. As a pilot, accepting that is very hard ”, He added.
Still, Schwantz relies on Vale's talent. “I'm sure he will fight again. And it's one of the hardest things to deal with as a driver. Running is fun when you can win, but when you can't, it's not so much fun. And I think now he's definitely not having fun. ", culminated.