Rossi Explains About Retirement Rumors

Rossi Explains About Retirement Rumors
Valentino Rossi, Movistar Yamaha 2018 / runganSport English © MotoGP.

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)

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Rossi: Yamaha Don’t Fooled Thai MotoGP Results

Rossi: Yamaha Don't Fooled Thai MotoGP Results
Valentino Rossi, MotoGP Buriram, Thailand 2018 / runganSport English © MotoGP.

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)

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Rossi Explain Podium Failure at Thailand MotoGP

Rossi Explain Podium Failure at Thailand MotoGP
Valentino Rossi vs Marc Marquez, Race MotoGP Buriram, Thailand 2018 / runganSport English © MotoGP.

Buriram, EN runganSport — The last time a Movistar Yamaha rider, Valentino Rossi boarded the last podium was at the German MotoGP.

Rossi actually had a good chance of returning to the third podium in Thailand, but unfortunately his team-mate, Maverick Vinales appeared stronger and took the position of three Italian riders.

“Thailand is the best race for Yamaha in the second half of the season.

We will see during the next race, whether the results are good because of the type of track or whether we really can improve the bike.

“The remaining four races are very important because we have to compete on different circuits,” Rossi said after the race.

For example Ducati, they are strong on all circuits.

At Buriram, we fought in the front group throughout the race, but in the end we always had problems with tires. “I really want to finish on the podium, but Vinales is stronger than me,” Rossi admitted.

Rossi hasn’t really said whether Yamaha can win again?

“Dovi and Marquez were very strong in the second half of the season, from start to finish,” Rossi explained.

“I don’t know if we have the potential to win. The next race will take place at Motegi and this is usually a good track for us.

We hope that the race will take place in dry track conditions, because the year when it rains becomes a nightmare for us,” Rossi explained.

At the beginning of the Thai race Rossi appeared so strong, but why was it so weak on the final laps?

“I feel good with a motorbike and I have enough strength to fight.

So it’s not a physical problem, maybe because Vinales processes tires better than me.

Maybe that’s why he is stronger than me,” Rossi admitted. (DN/eV)

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Rossi: Third Good, but Difficult to Stay There

Rossi: Third Good, but Difficult to Stay There
Valentino Rossi, Movistar Yamaha 2018 / runganSport English © MotoGP.

Buriram, EN runganSport — Movistar Yamaha rider, Valentino Rossi said that the top three in the standings would be his best achievement this season, but of course that would be difficult retained with five races remaining.

This year Yamaha has had a difficult season, Rossi and his team-mates, Maverick Vinales have never felt another victory after Assen 2017.

Rossi is currently in third place in the standings, 29 points ahead of Vinales and Ducati Team rider Jorge Lorenzo.

“We did the test here in February and the results were not fantastic, plus we were in difficult conditions, so we had to try to appear best possible,” Rossi said to Crash.

“With our pace throughout the season, the top three standings are the best results.

I am now 29 points ahead of Vinales, but given that he is very strong in the second half of the season, it seems difficult to maintain this third position.

But we must try to maintain it and get as much points as possible consistently,” hoped the Italian rider.

This weekend’s race will take place at the Buriram circuit, Thailand for the first time in the MotoGP calendar. (DN/eV)

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Free Practice 1 Results, Thailand MotoGP 2018

Hasil Lengkap Latihan Bebas 1 MotoGP Buriram, Thailand 2018
Maverick Vinales, Free Practice 1 Results, Thailand MotoGP 2018 / runganSport  English © Twitter/MotoGP.

Buriram, EN runganSport — Maverick Vinales (Movistar Yamaha) managed to be the fastest in the Free Fractice 1 Thailand MotoGP at the Buriram circuit on Friday (5/10).

The Spaniard scored the best lap time of 1 minute 31.220 seconds.

The second fastest position belongs to his teammate, Valentino Rossi.

While in third place, there is Ducati Team rider Andrea Dovizioso.

Free Practice 1 Results, Thailand MotoGP 2018

  1. Maverick Vinales, Movistar Yamaha 1m 31.220s
  2. Valentino Rossi, Movistar Yamaha
  3. Andrea Dovizioso, Ducati Team
  4. Jack Miller, Pramac Ducati
  5. Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda
  6. Johann Zarco, Monster Yamaha Tech3
  7. Andrea Iannone, Suzuki Ecstar
  8. Takaaki Nakagami, LCR Honda
  9. Danilo Petrucci, Pramac Ducati
  10. Scott Redding, Factory Aprilia Gresini
  11. Cal Crutchlow, LCR Honda
  12. Aleix Espargaro, Factory Aprilia Gresini
  13. Dani Pedrosa, Repsol Honda
  14. Alex Rins, Suzuki Ecstar
  15. Franco Morbidelli, EG 0,0 Marc VDS
  16. Alvaro Bautista, Angel Nieto Team
  17. Jorge Lorenzo, Ducati Team
  18. Pol Espargaro, Red Bull KTM Factory
  19. Hafizh Syahrin, Monster Yamaha Tech3
  20. Karel Abraham, Angel Nieto Team
  21. Bradley Smith, Red Bull KTM Factory
  22. Thomas Luthi, EG 0,0 Marc VDS
  23. Xavier Simeon, Reale Avintia
  24. Jordi Torres, Reale Avintia (DN/eV)

NEXT: Free Practice 1 Results, Thailand Moto3 2018

Rossi Target Podium at Thailand MotoGP

Rossi Target Podium at Thailand MotoGP
Valentino Rossi, Movistar Yamaha 2018 / runganSport English © Yamaha MotoGP.

Buriram, EN runganSport — This weekend MotoGP riders will fight in areas that have not been mapped on the MotoGP racing calendar.

Thailand for the first time this year will hold MotoGP, the only capital of the drivers is the result of the pre-season test earlier in the year.

But, not all riders got good test results in February at the Buriram circuit.

One of them is Valentino Rossi, the Italian rider was only able to finish the 8th fastest in the Pre-season test in Thailand yesterday.

However, Rossi still hopes this weekend will be positive for him and hopes to get on the podium in Thailand.

“After a long series of races in Europe, it’s time for us to go to Thailand.

Previously we had pre-season tests there in February.

Buriram is not one of my favorite circuits, but it could be an important racing week to improve our motorbike,” Rossi said confidently.

Rossi’s target this weekend is to take the podium. Rossi was last on the podium at the German MotoGP.

“This is a fun opportunity to meet fans in Asia, they are very fond of MotoGP.

We will try to make the best weekend possible.

“My goal is to fight for the podium and get good results,” Rossi said hopefully. (DN/eV)

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Marquez: I Know What’s Yamaha Problem

Marquez: I Know What's Yamaha Problem
Valentino Rossi & Marc Marquez, MotoGP 2018 / runganSport English © Twitter/MotoGP.

Barcelona, EN runganSport — Repsol Honda rider Marc Marquez claimed to be surprised by the collapse of the performance of Monster Yamaha Tech3 Satellite star, Johann Zarco and wondered what really happened to Yamaha?

“Honestly, it was a bit strange. Because Zarco was very fast in the first race yesterday and this year’s pre-season test,” said the Spaniard.

“But in some races it seems he is having trouble. He even seems to have problems more than one lap fast as in qualifying.

Even though Zarco is always strong in Qualification, now why can that be the case, I can’t answer this question.

But it looks like he’s in trouble since announcing his contract with KTM in Jerez. But I wish him the best,” Marquez continued.

In the run, Marquez certainly met with Yamaha riders, then what did he witness?

“I once drove behind Vinales in Aragon on Friday at the start of the FP1 session.

It feels so strange, because the motor has good acceleration.

He drove well, but the lap time wasn’t fast enough.

Yes, I noticed some flaws, there were some problems with Yamaha, but I would rather not say anything,” Marquez closed. (DN /eV)

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Free Practice 1 Results Silverstone, British MotoGP 2018

Free Practice 1 Results MotoGP Silverstone, Inggris 2018
Maverick Vinales, Free Practice 1 Results Silverstone, British MotoGP 2018 / runganSport © Twitter/MotoGP.

Spielberg, EN runganSport — Movistar Yamaha rider, Maverick Vinales managed to lead the Free Practice 1 (FP1) British MotoGP at the Silverstone circuit on Friday (24/8).

The Spaniard scored the best time of 2 minutes 02,073 seconds.

The second fastest position was achieved by his teammate, Valentino Rossi, who was thin +0.189 seconds.

While the third fastest position belongs to Ducati Team racer Andrea Dovizioso.

Free Practice 1 Results Silverstone, British MotoGP 2018

  1. Maverick Vinales, Movistar Yamaha 2m 02.073s
  2. Valentino Rossi, Movistar Yamaha
  3. Andrea Dovizioso, Ducati Team
  4. Cal Crutchlow, LCR Honda
  5. Jack Miller, Pramac Ducati
  6. Jorge Lorenzo, Ducati Team
  7. Tito Rabat, Reale Avintia
  8. Andrea Iannone, Suzuki Ecstar
  9. Johann Zarco, Monster Yamaha Tech3
  10. Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda
  11. Alvaro Bautista, Angel Nieto Team
  12. Bradley Smith, Red Bull KTM Factory
  13. Aleix Espargaro, Factory Aprilia Gresini
  14. Takaaki Nakagami, LCR Honda
  15. Danilo Petrucci, Pramac Ducati
  16. Alex Rins, Suzuki Ecstar
  17. Dani Pedrosa, Repsol Honda
  18. Scott Redding, Factory Aprilia Gresini
  19. Thomas Luthi, EG 0,0 Marc VDS
  20. Franco Morbidelli, EG 0,0 Marc VDS
  21. Karel Abraham, Angel Nieto Team
  22. Hafizh Syahrin, Monster Yamaha Tech3
  23. Xavier Simeon, Reale Avintia
  24. Loris Baz, Red Bull KTM Factory (DN/eV)

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Yamaha Ready to Leave Rossi for Marquez

Yamaha Ready to Leave Rossi for Marquez
Valentino Rossi vs Marquez, MotoGP Argentina 2018 #TermasClash / runganSport © Twitter/MotoGP.

Madrid, runganSport — Spanish sports media, Diario Gol reveals that Movistar Yamaha MotoGP team, planned to release their flagship rider, Valentino Rossi, in order to bring Marc Marquez later.

The plan is predicted to materialize for the upcoming 2021 season.

This speculation is further strengthened by the arrival of Jorge Lorenzo to Repsol Honda starting next year, this condition will certainly heat up the atmosphere on the Repsol Honda team, between Marquez and Lorenzo.

So, this will be a kind of encouragement to enlarge opportunities Yamaha easier to get Marquez.

On the other hand, Yamaha is seen as a wise choice for Marquez, because two other manufacturers who also want Marquez, namely Ducati and KTM, do not have a motorcycle as good as Yamaha.

Plus Rossi is now aging, will make Yamaha consider to remove the Italian man.

Since joining the main class in 2013, Marquez always appear to dominate with Repsol Honda.

So, it will be very interesting for viewers to see how the action is on other bikes.

Also 8 years with Repsol Honda has been a long time for Marquez to be in the same team.

2021 could be the right time for Marquez to feel another color in MotoGP, as well as proving if he is good on different bike. (DN/eV).

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Qualifying Results MotoGP Mugello, Italy 2018

Qualifying Results MotoGP Mugello, Italy 2018
Valentino Rossi, Qualifying MotoGP Mugello, Italy 2018 / runganSport © Twitter/MotoGP.

Mugello, EN runganSport — Movistar Yamaha rider, Valentino Rossi takes Pole at home race Mugello, Italy.

He followed by Jorge Lorenzo and Maverick Vinales.

Qualifying Results MotoGP Mugello, Italy 2018

  1. Valentino Rossi, Movistar Yamaha 1m 46.208s
  2. Jorge Lorenzo, Ducati Team
  3. Maverick Viñales, Movistar Yamaha
  4. Andrea Iannone, Suzuki Ecstar
  5. Danilo Petrucci, Pramac Ducati
  6. Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda
  7. Andrea Dovizioso, Ducati Team
  8. Cal Crutchlow, LCR Honda
  9. Johann Zarco, Monster Yamaha Tech3
  10. Alex Rins, Suzuki Ecstar
  11. Jack Miller, Pramac Ducati
  12. Franco Morbidelli, EG 0,0 Marc VDS
  13. Tito Rabat, Reale Avintia
  14. Hafizh Syahrin, Monster Yamaha Tech3
  15. Pol Espargaro, Red Bull KTM Factory
  16. Alvaro Bautista, Angel Nieto Team
  17. Bradley Smith, Red Bull KTM Factory
  18. Takaaki Nakagami, LCR Honda
  19. Thomas Luthi, EG 0,0 Marc VDS
  20. Dani Pedrosa, Repsol Honda
  21. Aleix Espargaro, Factory Aprilia Gresini
  22. Karel Abraham, Angel Nieto Team
  23. Scott Redding, Factory Aprilia Gresini
  24. Xavier Simeon, Reale Avintia (DN/eV)

NEXT: Qualifying Results Moto3 Mugello, Italy 2018