"The key is it's difficult to be consistent every lap. Two or three hard brake points it's hard to be consistent, also sector 3 with all the fast corners...to be consistent there all the race is difficult.
It's a race track that I like, we'll start in a good way, we've new things from the test we need to check. Anyway in our box we don't need to be crazy. Find the best of what we have and take points every weekend, that's what's important," the Spaniard added.
Doing his best
Rossi, meanwhile, will be doing his best to take back fifth in the title fight from Vinales, with the two having been locked close together for a good few races.
But first, the nine-time world champion talked about the pre-event that saw him take to the streets of his hometown of Tavullia on the Yamaha M1.
"It was a great moment because it was a dream I had when I was a child. We know very well that road because we always go up and down with our scooter, the road is fun with a lot of corners.
"So I said ‘one time it will be good to try my M1 in Tavullia'. It was like this and it was fun. I have a good feeling and on the road, I expected it to be more difficult, but the bike was ok!," the Italian said.
High above the San Marino Grand Prix, crowds got treated to a taste of Moto2, Moto3 and MotoE, with riders firing up for a parade lap through the historic centre of the city and republic.
Breathtaking views from the top of the mountainous republic made for an aptly-named serene scene, although there was a little time left for a couple of burnouts too...