Vinales To Play It Smart

Yamaha MotoGP rider Maverick Vinales says he’ll adopt a ‘smarter’ approach to this year’s post-season Valencia test and focus exclusively on sampling different engine types. Vinales’ Phillip Island victory has been the highlight of an otherwise tough second season at Yamaha for the Spanish rider, who heads into the Valencia season finale next week fourth…

Monster Signs Major Deal With Yamaha

The Yamaha MotoGP team will see a big change for the 2019 season as they’ve signed a new agreement with Monster Energy drink as their new main sponsor. Starting next season, the team comprising of Valentino Rossi and Maverick Vinales will be known as the Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP team. The current title sponsor which…

Vinales Still Has Title Hopes

Maverick Vinales hopes he can still challenge Marc Marquez for the 2018 MotoGP title if Yamaha brings a “big” update after the summer break. Vinales scored only his second podium of the season at Assen, narrowly missing out on second place to Alex Rins, and now lies 47 points adrift of Marquez at the head…

Vinales Set To Start Solo Performance At The San Marino

The Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Team heads to the Misano World Circuit Marco Simoncelli, for its second home Grand Prix of the season. A somewhat incomplete Movistar Yamaha MotoGP Team returns to Italy for the Gran Premio Tribul Mastercard di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini this week, with Maverick Viñales as the team’s sole…

Leave Bike Alone Says Vinales

Maverick Vinales believes that another change of chassis will not help Yamaha conquer the issues it faced during last weekend’s Austrian Grand Prix. Both Vinales and factory Yamaha teammate Rossi struggled badly for rear grip at the Red Bull Ring, both trailing home sixth and seventh behind the year-old Tech 3 satellite bike of Johann…

Yamaha Are Confused Says Vinales

Maverick Vinales says his Yamaha bike has had “less and less” power in the last few MotoGP rounds, owing to the manufacturer becoming “confused” with its electronics set-up. Vinales had led the championship by 26 points after last month’s Mugello race, but a 10th-place finish in Barcelona and a crash in Assen nullified the Spaniard’s…

Marquez Ready For The Rain

The next round of the MotoGP Championship will take place this weekend and Repsol Honda’s Marc Marquez says the unpredictable weather at Assen places additional emphasis on being ‘ready to adapt’ to the elements. Australian rider Jack Miller won the rain-affected race at ‘the Cathedral’ of motorcycle racing last year from Marquez, while the reigning…

Victory Crucial Says Vinales

Maverick Vinales says victory at Mugello in Italy this weekend is ‘crucial’ in his bid to win the MotoGP World Championship. Vinales returned to the top of the title standings after claiming his third win of the season at Le Mans in France, where team-mate Valentino Rossi slid out on the final lap as he…

Yamaha hit 500th Grand Prix Racing Victory

Yamaha is proud to celebrate a momentous landmark in its successful motorcycle racing history, having secured its 500th race win at the Le Mans Bugatti Grand Prix race circuit in France. The Yamaha Factory Racing Team is known as one of the most successful teams in Grand Prix racing and it has further underlined its…

Weekly MotoGP Round-Up- 03 May 2017

Ducati Need To Follow Yamaha Says Lorenzo Jorge Lorenzo has called on Ducati to adopt a more Yamaha-like philosophy when it comes to developing its MotoGP bike, with more focus on chassis improvements. The three-time premier class champion has endured a tough start to his Ducati career since switching from Yamaha last winter, with his…