Yamaha YZF-M1

Motorcycle News (UK) - - 2016 Motorgp Silverstone Preview -

When the great Valentino Rossi took a sen­sa­tional win last year in the wet at Sil­ver­stone, en­er­gis­ing ti­tle hopes in a bat­tle that would go down to the fi­nal round, few ex­pected the Ital­ian to be able to hold off Marc Mar­quez to the che­quered flag. But that’s ex­actly what he did, helped out by the ul­ti­mate evo­lu­tion of Yamaha’s Mo­togp pack­age. De­vel­oped over a decade by Rossi, the in­tro­duc­tion of con­trol elec­tron­ics for 2016 means that it’ll be a long time be­fore there’s as fine a Grand Prix ma­chine on the grid.

‘Few ex­pected the Ital­ian to be able to hold off Marc Mar­quez’

There will be a lot of happy peo­ple if Rossi can win again at Sil­ver­stone

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