Valentino Rossi has branded the current racing in MotoGP as a ‘little boring.’
Speaking to MCN, the seven-times world champion has blamed tyres and electronics for killing MotoGP, and called on race bosses to make urgent changes to protect the premier class world championship as a spectacle.
Repsol Honda’s Dani Pedrosa and Marlboro Ducati’s Casey Stoner have won the last four races in embarrassingly one-sided fashion, and so bereft of overtaking and excitement that people are now likening MotoGP in 2007 to Formula One.
“This is the worst thing me. Before the races were more fun but now it is a little bit boring and this is the worst thing for me. The two big problems are tyres and electronics.
“We already spoke a lot to solve this problem but it is difficult. If we want a good show we have to make some changes because now there is a lot less overtaking. But for me it is more difficult to speak now I don’t win.
“I’m in a strange situation but it is the reality. Before the races were funnier. This year we see just one race with me, (Casey) Stoner and (Dani) Pedrosa fighting together. There has been no overtaking in the other races,” said Rossi, who goes into this weekend’s Estoril MotoGP in Portugal a massive 85-points adrift of Casey Stoner, with the Aussie able to wrap up the title if results go his way.
Valentino Rossi also admitted he was finding it hard to maintain his motivation. For the first time in his illustrious career Rossi is turning up for races knowing he is beaten before he’s even started.
“It is a difficult situation for me. It never happened in the past but it is even more difficult to fight when you know it is not possible to fight for the victory. But I will try,” he added.