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MotoGP Qatar: Rossi: No risk of Senna/Prost rivalry with Marquez. 16 Mar 2016

Valentino Rossi has ruled out the possibility of developing a rivalry with Marc Marquez similar to the fierce on-track opposition that developed between ex-Formula 1 greats Alain Prost and Ayrton Senna. Rossi and Marquez famously clashed last season during the Malaysian Grand Prix, which lef


Qatar MotoGP Test: Rossi: 'MotoGP races will be more difficult'. 05 Mar 2016

Valentino Rossi believes MotoGP races will become more difficult for the riders in 2016. The Italian star, runner -up to Movistar Yamaha team-mate Jorge Lorenzo last season, delivered that verdict at the conclusion of a promising pre-season in Qatar on Friday. Like Lorenzo and several o


Qatar MotoGP Test: ‘Dirty work’ for Rossi, ‘potential’ tomorrow. 04 Mar 2016

Valentino Rossi may have dropped from third to eighth on the second night of the Qatar MotoGP test, but the Italian star insists that didn't represent the work done during his penultimate pre-season outing. Rossi and Movistar Yamaha team-mate Jorge Lorenzo (third) were the only riders in the


Qatar MotoGP Test: Valentino Rossi ‘already in race mode’. 03 Mar 2016

Valentino Rossi's Qatar MotoGP test got off to a bad start when he fell on his out lap. But the 2015 title runner-up soon put the mishap behind him and went on to finish the night in third place, 0.442s behind Movistar Yamaha team-mate Jorge Lorenzo but just 0.014s from Suzuki's Maverick Vin


Phillip Island MotoGP Test: Valentino Rossi to race ‘2015’ Yamaha. 19 Feb 2016

At the conclusion of the penultimate MotoGP pre-season test at Phillip Island, Valentino Rossi revealed he will start the new season using the 'standard' Yamaha, similar to his 2015 bike. Rossi and team-mate Jorge Lorenzo have been conducting back-to-back tests between a lightly updated vers


Phillip Island MotoGP Test: Rossi: Good from beginning to end. 17 Feb 2016

Valentino Rossi banished his bad early impression by being consistent quick during day two of the Phillip Island MotoGP test. The Movistar Yamaha rider had been sixth quickest in Wednesday's mixed conditions, but stepped it up during a mostly dry Thursday, where he finished fourth overall an


Phillip Island Test: Rossi: Michelin feeling different, Cadalora in corner. 17 Feb 2016

On a day of intermittent rain, Valentino Rossi came to recognise the feeling offered by Michelin's dry tyres around a blustery Phillip Island was quite different to what he experienced in Sepang. Like the rest of the MotoGP field, Rossi's time on a dry track was extremely limited by unpredic


Sepang MotoGP Test: Rossi: I did more of the dirty work than Lorenzo. 03 Feb 2016

Valentino Rossi completed another Movistar Yamaha 1-2 on the final day of the Sepang MotoGP Test behind team-mate Jorge Lorenzo to cap an encouraging start to the 2016 season. Rossi clocked a time of 2m 00.556s, which left him nine tenths behind the defending world champion and fourth overal


Sepang MotoGP Test: Rossi hoping for top speed parity. 01 Feb 2016

Valentino Rossi remains unclear over whether or not Yamaha have closed the top speed deficit to his Honda and Ducati rivals, which the Italian star highlights as the only weak point of last season's YZR-M1. The 36-year-old was sixth fastest overall on the second day of the Sepang MotoGP Test


Sepang MotoGP Test: Rossi second, hails 'big step' with electronics. 01 Feb 2016

Movistar Yamaha's Valentino Rossi gave a positive evaluation of the YZR-M1 after testing with the MotoGP spec ECU and Michelin tyres on day one of the Sepang test. Last year's championship runner-up recorded more laps than anyone else as he clocked up 55 laps of the Malaysian circuit, slotti


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