Buriram, EN runganSport — Movistar Yamaha riders, Maverick Vinales and Valentino Rossi were competitive at the Thailand MotoGP last week.
Vinales won the third podium and Rossi finished fourth, a result that was quite encouraging compared to the previous series.
But Rossi stressed to Yamaha that they should not be fooled by good results in Thailand.
Because so far the Yamaha problem has not yet been broken.
“It’s a pity when Yamaha thinks they’ve solved the problem after good results in Thailand, this is clearly a wrong mentality.
In fact, often our engineers were happy when Vinales scored a good time at Free Training, they said, ‘we understand!’
“If I were a Yamaha engineer, I would analyze the results of the second half of the season and I would not be happy about one fast lap or the front row,” Rossi said as reported by MotorSport.
Rossi himself admitted to being surprised by Yamaha’s excellent performance in Thailand, but he suspected the Buriram asphalt surface had a big influence on Yamaha’s success.
“On paper this track is not a circuit that matches Yamaha.
I previously thought we would have difficulties, but in fact we are better here than at Misano then.
For me, the asphalt layout and clutches that really helped us in Thailand were more or less the same,” explained Rossi.
The next race will take place at the Motegi circuit in the Japanese MotoGP. (DN/eV)