MotoGP: Yamaha presents its World Cup nomination with Maverick Viales: “I want to fight for the title”



Being Valentino Rossi's last year on the team: “I'm curious to see what steps I could take”

Sepang (Malaysia) .- A handout photo made available by the Sepang ...

Maverick Viales, during the presentation of Yamaha.

The Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP team appeared in its Sepang circuit (Malaysia) box, where the official pre-season test will take place between February 7 and 9, with the ambition of Maverick Viales and the desire and enthusiasm of Valentino Rossi, in his last year on the team.

With an improved Yamaha YZR-M1 the team raises the curtain of the 2020 season with the good feeling that left the test after the closing of the 2019 World Cup, in which Maverick Vials I emphasized in such a way that it faces this campaign with a single objective; the title. “At the end of last season we were in good shape and I'm looking forward to working again with the goal of achieving the title and the maximum number of victories possible,” Viales said during the presentation.

In this sense, the Spanish pilot added that he has great memories of Sepang, where he won the last Malaysian GP, ​​and that he is looking forward to testing the news of the M1 and confirming whether he could be in that precious fight for the title defended by Marc Mrquez. “I have a good memory of Sepang and it is a good starting point in terms of the tuning of the new motorcycle, so we should be able to do a good job already on the first day of the test,” says Roses.

Next, again, will have a Valentino Rossi which faces its fifteenth season, and last, in the official Yamaha team, which announced that the now Yamaha Petronas driver Fabio Quartararo will be the companion of Vials in 2021. Rossi, not obsante, does not know if he will retire or if they will continue in the World Cup with a satellite motorcycle.

For the moment, he wants to squeeze the 2020. “I am happy to return to the paths. I have been able to relax and stop, but now it is time to get serious about 2020, I am curious to see what steps I can take in this Sepang test,” he said. 'Il Dottore'.

For his part, the director of Yamaha Motor Racing, Lin Jarvis, I assure you that the only thing that does not change on the motorcycle are the colors and style, which they keep from last year. In addition, they have Jorge Lorenzo as a test driver again, and according to Jarvis he will be able to receive some 'wild card' to run in some Grand Prix. “If you scratch on the surface, you will find many changes under which Yamaha has improved thinking about the performance of our drivers,” he said. “We believe we can achieve great things this year,” he says about it.

According to the criteria of

The Trust Project

Know more