MotoGP Le Mans, Rossi: When you can win, you have to try. 21 May 2017

It was a perfect race until a few turns from the end, until a mistake braking opened the door to Viñales and then a crash ended it just a few hundred yards from the finish line. The French GP ended for Valentino astride his bike, engine off and Viñales and Zarco celebrating on the podium.

MotoGP Le Mans, Rossi: I want to ride a good race for Nicky. 20 May 2017

The French air is good for the Yamahas that, after the disaster in Jerez, puffed out their chests in Le Mans, taking the entire front row. Viñales, Rossi and Zarco were the wonder trio in qualifying, but in FP4 the three also showed that they had the best pace.

MotoGP Le Mans, Rossi: the position isn't good but the sensations are. 19 May 2017

The Le Mans sky didn't smile on the MotoGP riders today, with a track that only allowed for slick tyre in the final minutes of FP1 while the afternoon proved to be constantly wet.

MotoGP Le Mans, Rossi: losing to Hayden was sweeter. 18 May 2017

Before the press conference, all the MotoGP riders posed for a photo holding up a sign to show their support for Nicky Hayden.

MotoGP Jerez, Rossi: We had to try but we made a mistake. 07 May 2017

“Now it is easy to say we made a mistake, that with the old setup we could have done a bit better, but that was not enough. We had to try - the Doctor explained - Logically we expected more on this track after the results last year, but it went differently.”

MotoGP Jerez, Valentino Rossi: The Hondas worry me. 06 May 2017

“Overall it did not go badly. The feelings in the saddle improved and I maintained a fairly good pace, albeit not fantastic - Rossi commented on the free practice sessions - Unfortunately, in qualifying I was unable to do a perfect lap, so staying in the top 5 was not possible.”

MotoGP Jerez, Valentino Rossi: another tough Friday. 05 May 2017

It was another Friday to forget for Valentino, something of a tradition for him since climbing on the 2017 M1 for the first time. The strange conditions didn't help, with rain in the morning and a track that was not totally dry in the afternoon, leaving Rossi in 12th place.

MotoGP Jerez, Rossi today: experience better than courage. 04 May 2017

At Jerez it's the day for anniversaries: Lorenzo's 30th birthday, world championship race number 3000 and what might be Yamaha's 500th race win come Sunday. In the midst of all these figures, Valentino also takes a look back in history, starting with the Spanish track itself.

MotoGP Americas: Rossi: This isn't Moto2, Zarco, 24 Apr 2017

The 38-year-old, who eventually finished runner-up behind Marquez, felt a penalty was 'not right' given he didn't trigger the incident. But while Rossi could also accept the punishment purely in terms of gaining time, he had strong feelings on the cause of the incident itself, stating 'the p

MotoGP Americas: Front row Rossi predicts 'tough' podium fight. 23 Apr 2017

Valentino Rossi secured his best grid position of the season, in the form of a front row start alongside Marc Marquez and Maverick Vinales for Sunday's Austin MotoGP. The Italian began the previous 2017 races from just the third and fourth rows, yet still went on to claim podium finishes, gi


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