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AS: Jarvis believes Yamaha at same level as Honda

Spanish sports newspaper AS have interviewed Yamaha Motor Racing Managing Director, Lin Jarvis, following Sunday’s MotoGP™ race at Phillip Island which saw three Yamaha riders on the podium for the first time since Le Mans 2008.

Jarvis believes that Yamaha are at the same level technically as Honda, telling AS: “I think we’re very, very close. Our gearbox has improved, but we have also greatly improved in braking. Engine braking has improved significantly. We have improved in many small details. We basically kept the strengths we had, and we’ve improved where we were weaker compared to Honda.”

Jarvis also praised Valentino Rossi, who won again in Australia on Sunday, saying, “His hunger is amazing. I think the enthusiasm for the sport has kept him young and that’s fantastic. And the clearest proof are all the fans who celebrated the victory with him, everyone loves him.”


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