Yamaha presents the colors of the YZR-M1 2018 and renews Viñales


The team Movistar Yamaha MotoGP has presented the new colors that will look the two the Yamaha YZF-M1 of Valentino Rossi and Maverick Viñales in the season 2018 the World championship. With the usual blue of the brand, the prototypes of 2017, which have been decorated for the occasion with the new livery, presented a logo of Movistar bigger and in white. The goal with the new bike is to reverse the critical situation lived by the mark in 2017, the whole time that it was the worst season for Yamaha in the last decade both at the level of points, as in the number of victories.

During the presentation ceremony that has taken place in Madrid, have not only discovered the new colors of Yamaha, but it has confirmed the continuity of one of the two pilots of the team. In this aspect, Maverick Viñales has been commissioned to announce its renewal until 2020 in the opposite movement to that of his team-mate. In fact, Valentino Rossi has decided to delay its signature until you can verify the level of the YZF-M1 in the first quarter of 2018, with the option of withdrawal if the performance of the prototype does not permit or a biennial renewal for the season 2019 and 2020.


During the presentation, Valentino Rossi has explained: “it’s Always the same feeling when you start a season, the same spirit. The experience helps you to improve. During the break I was in the Monza Rally Show, and I’ve worked hard on the ranch, though maybe I dropped a little intensity to avoid injuries like the one I had last year while training. The Sepang test will be very important, because it will pave the way for the entire season. We need to concentrate on to get the best out of the bike, improve the electronic and, above all, in the management of the tires“.

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