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Rossi: Yamaha ‘very difficult to ride’ in intermediate conditions

Valentino Rossi has criticized his Yamaha M1’s credentials in intermediate conditions following a tough French Grand Prix for the Japanese manufacturer’s machines. While Rossi crashed out at the second corner, Fabio Quartararo was the best of the remaining Yamaha representatives in the final classification in ninth just ahead of Maverick Vinales in tenth, with Franco Morbidelli retiring due to a mechanical issue while circulating in 16th. Rossi conceded that the M1 “suffered a lot” in the “half and half” conditions that blanketed the Le Mans venue, the Italian pointing the finger at a lack of rear grip, though this is not a problem when the track is fully wet. “We (Yamaha)...
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