Rossi finishes the Austrian GP in fourth place, behind teammate Jorge Lorenzo in third. Rossi and Lorenzo trail the two Ducatis of race winner Andrea Iannone and Andrea Dovizioso through most of the race.
To arrive three seconds from the Ducati is a great result. We worked well and were quite competitive at a track that is not fantastic for our bike. But I’m not happy with fourth place, because my target was to arrive on the podium. The great shame personally is that Lorenzo arrived in front and also that we don’t fight. I want to try to make some overtake and fight for the podium, but it was difficult in braking and also on the exit of the corners. So the situation for me personally was not 100% under control. I had to risk too much. Every time I tried to get closer, I made some mistakes and at the end I finish just fourth.