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Yamaha wants 2020 bike that's easier to "fight" with

Yamaha's 2020 MotoGP bike has been designed to make it easier to battle in the pack, says the Iwata marque's group leader Takahiro Sumi.

Yamaha had to address "internal islands" problem

Yamaha MotoGP boss Lin Jarvis believes the manufacturer has addressed a problem of "internal islands" that had hampered its premier-class form in the past years.

Vinales, not Quartararo, is the reference Yamaha - crew chief

The reference rider among Yamaha’s MotoGP contingent is Maverick Vinales rather than Fabio Quartararo, according to Vinales’ crew chief Esteban Garcia.

Rossi: My results must improve for new contract

Valentino Rossi concedes that it is "better not to renew" his Yamaha MotoGP contract unless his results improve in the early part of 2020.

Watch Hamilton’s onboard lap riding Rossi’s Yamaha MotoGP bike
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Watch Hamilton’s onboard lap riding Rossi’s Yamaha MotoGP bike

Watch Lewis Hamilton ride Valentino Rossi’s 2019 Yamaha MotoGP YZR-M1 on a hot lap of the Circuit Ricardo Tormo in Valencia.

Lorenzo offered Yamaha MotoGP test role for 2020

Yamaha has offered retired triple MotoGP world champion Jorge Lorenzo a test role with the Japanese marque for 2020, Motorsport.com has learned.

Watch superstars Hamilton and Rossi swap their machines
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Watch superstars Hamilton and Rossi swap their machines

Mercedes’ six-time Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton and Yamaha’s MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi swapped machines recently in a much-anticipated test. Check out this video of what happened.

Yamaha chief “very impressed” with Hamilton’s MotoGP test

Yamaha Racing’s managing director Lin Jarvis says Lewis Hamilton “did himself proud” on his test on Valentino Rossi’s 2019 Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP YZR-M1 at Valencia this week.

Hamilton and Rossi complete ride-swap

Six-time Formula 1 World Champion and seven-time MotoGP champion Valentino Rossi have completed their ride swap at Valencia.

Yamaha would be happy to keep Vinales "for 2021 and beyond"

Yamaha MotoGP boss Lin Jarvis says he would be happy for Maverick Vinales to remain part of the manufacturer's line-up "for 2021 and beyond".

Worried Rossi insists “we need more” from Yamaha engine

Valentino Rossi insists that Yamaha “needs more” from its MotoGP engine after sampling the latest motor this week during Jerez post-season testing.

Vinales dominates crash-filled first day of Jerez test

Maverick Vinales opened up the final MotoGP post-season test of 2019 at Jerez fastest in a session which was red-flagged three times, as Marc Marquez also crashed in the afternoon.

Vinales ends Valencia MotoGP test on top

Maverick Vinales topped the final day of MotoGP testing at Valencia by 0.164s from fellow Yamaha rider Fabio Quartararo.

Rossi: New Yamaha engine still "long way" off rivals

Valentino Rossi says Yamaha still has "a long way" to go to match its MotoGP rivals' top speed, despite positive initial impressions from the 2020 prototype engine.

Vinales "never got a chance to be fast" in Valencia

Maverick Vinales says a lack of grip from the off meant he “never got a chance to be fast” in the MotoGP Valencia Grand Prix finale on Sunday.

"Not happy" Rossi thwarted by "wrong" qualifying strategy

Yamaha MotoGP rider Valentino Rossi has lamented a "wrong" Valencia qualifying strategy that left him mired in traffic and consigned him to a lowly 12th on the grid.

Rossi: Others have adapted better to '19 bike demands

Valentino Rossi believes MotoGP’s current crop of top riders have done a better job at adapting their riding style to the demands of modern grand prix racing.

Folger announces split with Yamaha

Jonas Folger has announced that he has split with Yamaha, less than a year after being confirmed as the Iwata manufacturer's European MotoGP test rider.

Vinales: Recent form down to avoiding Yamaha updates

Maverick Vinales says his improved form in the second half of the 2019 MotoGP season is down to avoiding new parts and focusing on extracting the “maximum” from his Yamaha.

Rossi "lost the podium" in Malaysia at Turn 1

Valentino Rossi feels that he lost his chance to finish MotoGP's Malaysian Grand Prix on the podium at the very beginning of the race, when "all the Ducatis passed me".

Hamilton/Rossi ride swap locked in for December

The long-anticipated machinery swap between Lewis Hamilton and Valentino Rossi has been locked in for December 9 at Valencia, Motorsport.com has learned.

Rossi: 2019 only a "little better" than Ducati nadir

Valentino Rossi admits his current worst season as a Yamaha MotoGP rider is only “a little bit better” than his two difficult seasons with Ducati.

Rossi: Lack of top speed caused me to fade at Phillip Island

Valentino Rossi said Yamaha's straightline speed deficit cost him a lot during MotoGP's Australian Grand Prix and was a big reason for why he finished only eighth.

Vinales would "rather end up on the ground than second"

Maverick Vinales said that he was not going to settle for second place in MotoGP's Australian Grand Prix and that he would have rather crashed - which he ended up doing.