Drivers and teams – Valentino Rossi ensures he can return to the top in 2019 – Used YAMAHA

Valentino Rossi ensures he can return to the top in 2019

Drivers and teams - Valentino Rossi ensures he can return to the top in 2019 - Used YAMAHA

During the official presentation of the Monster Yamaha MotoGP team last night in Indonesia, Valentino Rossi warned his competitors: "I am more determined than ever"! 2019 targets.

Two days before taking part in Sepang, which will test for the first time all the novelties developed by Yamaha this winter, the nine-time world champion announced that his 2019 goal was to return to the forefront..

  • MNC special file :
  • MNC special file :

"Our performance improved at the end of last season but we want – and we have to – make further progress. I still feel great, I’m more motivated than ever and I can’t wait to get back on my M1 because I believe that with a lot of work we can improve on last year and come back to the top ", said the great master of psychological warfare in the paddock.

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  • MNC of January 17, 2019 :

His teammate Maverick Viñales also says he is ready to take back the handlebars of his M1, which sports. "I was able to rest and reflect this winter, but above all to train to be ready to hit the track again".

"We finished last season better than we started, so we have to keep this trend in view of the first race in Qatar in April (uh … beware Maverick, it’s March 10, Editor’s note!) . We will already see where we are in the Sepang tests in a few days and I can not wait to be there because I have high expectations for this year. My motivation has not changed ".

2019 Yamaha YZR-M1 tech. Sheet


  • Type: 1000cc inline 4-cylinder liquid-cooled crossplane
  • Power: more than 240 hp (176 kW)
  • Transmission: six-speed cassette with alternative ratios
  • Electronic control unit: Magneti Marelli

Cycle part

  • Front suspension: Ohlins inverted fork
  • Rear suspension: Ohlins shock absorber
  • Tires: Michelin 17 ”front and rear, available in slick and wet
  • Frame: aluminum tubes with multi-adjustable Delta Box and aluminum swingarm
  • Front and rear wheels: 17 ”forged magnesium
  • Front brake: double Brembo 320 or 340 mm carbon disc with dual four-piston caliper
  • Rear brake: single steel disc with two piston caliper
  • Weight: 157 kg

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