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Rossi; M1 is better than before

“Yamaha with Lorenzo and his team have done a very good job without me” - Valentino Rossi.
Returning seven time MotoGP champion Valentino Rossi paid tribute to the work done by Jorge Lorenzo and Yamaha during his two seasons away from the M1.

At the end of his first dry day on a 1000cc Yamaha, during testing at Sepang, asked Rossi to compare the present M1 with the bike he had left in 2010.

“For me it is better,” replied Rossi. “I think Yamaha, with Lorenzo and his team, have done a very good job without me, because the bike is better clearly.”

In what way is it better?

“The electronics system is more easy and especially to work on the system. It is very clear what we have to do on the bike,” Rossi explained.

“Also the front feeling has improved more than 2010 - and of course there is more power from the engine because it is now 1000cc.”

Rossi, back with Yamaha after two unsuccessful seasons at Ducati, was fourth fastest and 0.427s from the top during day one of testing - a result he described as a 'big relief'.

Reigning double champion Lorenzo was second quickest, just 0.008s from Honda's Dani Pedrosa.

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February 06, 2013 4:38 AM

@dane Exactly how many championships did that great Yamaha win before Rossi? Right. Zero. Last Yahama champion before Rossi was Wayne Rainey in 1992. But it's all about the bike and Rossi is a fake because the Yamaha is so great, right? Right.... Lorenzo on the other hand, on the same bike, managed to get 2 championships in 6 years on that bike. The first in 2010 he got gifted because Rossi was out for 3 races due to a broken leg. The second in 2012 he won on his own, but not so much because he was dominant but because he had better luck than Stoner and Pedrosa. But don't let your petty hatred get in the way of fact.

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