Buriram, EN runganSport — Throughout 2018, Movistar Yamaha rider Valentino Rossi has never won again.
More precisely since the Dutch series in 2017, Rossi and Yamaha no longer feel the victory.
Yamaha’s main problem is with electronic systems, which greatly affect speed when going in and out of corners, and sometimes always have problems with Michelin rear tires.
Yamaha’s condition is still the same since the beginning of the season, it cannot win and is increasingly less competitive.
Even Rossi himself reminded Yamaha, that good results in Thailand could not be a benchmark for the actual performance of M1.
Rossi stressed that Yamaha’s competitiveness in Thailand did not necessarily solve the fundamental problem of the Japanese manufacturer.
This condition also raises rumors that Rossi will soon retire because of Yamaha problems that have not gone away.
Rossi’s contract with Yamaha will actually end at the end of the 2020 season, but lately the Rossi issue will soon be retiring sooner than the contract period.
However, these rumors were directly challenged by The Doctor.
“The difference between Yamaha and Ducati and Honda is huge, because they work harder lately.
“We have to focus on fixing our motorbike package in general, but it seems that machines and electronics are our most lagging zone,” Rossi said as reported by Corsedimoto.
Rossi also denied that he would retire because of the Yamaha problem that had not been lost?
“I have actually signed the contract officially with Yamaha for two more seasons.
So, I am very confident that I will continue to perform in 2019 and 2020.
I certainly will not change this plan. I still want to race as long as I’m still competitive, because I really enjoy the feeling of being a racer after winning or taking the podium, ” concluded the Italian rider. (DN/eV)