Valentino Rossi looks younger. Serene, smiling and happy. There is different from the 2016 Yamaha MotoGP Team presentation. He was not as fit as today, but he had a strange light in his eyes.
Valentino Rossi wants to Forget Malaysia 2015
“Everything has changed. A year ago, I was recovering from the worst winter of my life. The bad history of Malaysia. First the disqualification and then I lost the Championship in Valencia. Now it’s different. I had time to rest and recharge the batteries. The enthusiasm and the will to win are always the same.” said Valentino Rossi at the presentation of the Yamaha MotoGP in Madrid.
The tenth world title. Now or never.
“Yes, it can be a good season. After three consecutive second place in the MotoGP World Championship. Because in 2016 I went stronger than ever. However, there were also many errors and bad luck. The consequences of different and wrong that winter. Not now. I’m fine. I’ve practiced a lot. I edited even more details. And I like the Yamaha M1 2017. If it is strong as it is beautiful, we’re ready.” said Valentino Rossi.
The new M1 is more reliable in cornering and braking
Maio Meregalli, Yamaha team director, said that the new M1 looks the same and, instead, it is more reliable in cornering and braking. Then, it’s better in rear grip. And later this month, in Sepang, there will be some more horses. “The new frame looks really good. And then, the electronics, the brain of the bike, is the same for all brands. However, the Japanese have studied so much and I think we will not have more problems in the second half of the races when the tyres were beginning to suffer.” added Rossi.
Rossi has a new teammate, Maverick Vinales. The Spaniard has 22 years and he wants to win the 2017 MotoGP title. “He has a great talent. He has always been the great rival of another boy, Marc Marquez. Hopefully the fight between the two young an old man advantage.”
It will be another spectacular MotoGP season: who will win?
“Last year, 9 different drivers won a race. I don’t think it will happen again. But at least 6 can do it. And then, 2 top-riders changed bikes. It will be fun. I don’t have to do calculations, but getting fit in Qatar on the first date of late March. Then, I must keep up my concentration until Valencia.” concluded Rossi.