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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Valentino Rossi fears that the MotoGP rider market for the 2021 season could move "too soon" for him to be able to make a fully-informed decision whether to retire or not.
Valentino Rossi "has perhaps hung around a little bit too long" in MotoGP according to his former crew chief Jeremy Burgess.
Franco Morbidelli has described outqualifying his Petronas Yamaha MotoGP teammate Fabio Quartararo as “one of the most difficult things in the world”, after both made the front row in Motegi.
Valentino Rossi says his MotoGP employer Yamaha will pull out all the stops to keep Fabio Quartararo beyond 2021 if it's not "crazy".
Yamaha MotoGP rider Valentino Rossi says his difficult Thailand Grand Prix was “very similar” to prior recent races, which came as a disappointment after he’d showed promise in warm-up.
Yamaha MotoGP rider Maverick Vinales says his 2019 MotoGP season is "already much more positive" than last year, despite another early exit from championship contention.