Yamaha M1 2017 – Second in the 2016 MotoGP World Championship standings behind Marc Marquez, Valentino Rossi is ready to race in Valencia and to close a season very positive.
“For me, Valencia is always a special race. Because it’s very busy.” he said. “Usually on this track, I suffer a little and it is not good for me. For this reason, I want to be as strong as possible during this weekend. I want to work well with my team. I want to do the best possible result. We are still fighting for the MotoGP World Championship constructors and team. So, I will do my best to collect important points. After the race, I can finally try the new M1. I am very anxious to know the bike.”
Rossi wants to Win his Tenth Title with the Yamaha M1 2017
Valentino Rossi thought about the next season. Although it is clear that the Italian champion wants to win the last MotoGP race of the 2016 season. Next year, Rossi will try to win his tenth world title with the new Yamaha M1 2017. His new teammate will be Maverick Vinales, while Jorge Lorenzo moves to Ducati.
We know that the Yamaha M1 2017 didn’t have a development process similar to that of the Honda 2017. “Honda has made progress.” said some days ago Massimo Meregalli. “The latest developments of the frame and swingarm have not done the expected results. While the tires always play a big role. Sometimes favor us, sometimes others.”
He can test it in Valencia and then in Sepang
Then, the Yamaha M1 2017 will be tested in Valencia and then in Sepang at the end of November. Meregalli said that the reason is simple. The M1’s evolution will be more important than usual. “In recent years, the M1 has always been updated. This time there will be something new and more complex. It will not a revolution. But a most important developments. If we delayed the debut of the 2017 bike is because in Japan we are working on this.” added Meregalli
The Yamaha M1 2017 should gain power, but at the level of traction and handling the M1 remains the reference. It will also take some HP. Especially, the new M1 will find the stability that has lacked in the last half of the 2016 season. It has not won a race since Barcelona, while Honda continued to win and Marquez became world champion very much in advance.