“It would have been very nice to win with Ducati,” Rossi said. “I didn’t expect it to be so difficult. I gave it 100 percent, but it wasn’t to be. These things happen. The difficult part was knowing it was two years.
At the end of the first I realized there was no chance, but knew I would have to go through a second year knowing I wouldn’t be able to fight for good positions. That was complicated. It was very difficult to find any motivation and to try and stay focused. In the end, you don’t enjoy your 18 MotoGP races if you are traveling the world, but knowing you can’t fight for what you want. When things are like that, it is quite difficult…Assen, Ducati, MotoGP, Valentino Rossi, Yamaha