Movistar Yamaha’s Valentino Rossi goes into this weekend’s Le Mans MotoGP race unsure of his pace on the troubled M1.
In recent years, the bike has had winning pace at the French circuit but The Doctor has been let down by its electronic strategies for the last 12 months, so he is unable to say whether or not it will perform - but the Italian certainly won’t be rooting for blazing sunshine after the Jerez results.
“I’m happy we’re going to France next, because on paper we should be fast in Le Mans - usually the Yamaha works well there. I think that at the moment the situation is difficult to predict, because our rivals are strong, so we’ll see what our potential will be like,” said Rossi.
“I expect to be a bit more competitive compared to the previous GP weekend, but I don’t know where we stand compared to the other bikes yet, so that will be interesting to find out. For sure my guys and I will do our best, as always, to make it a good race weekend.”