Motorcycles Valentino Rossi: Yamaha still has the electronics not under control

14:15  12 january  2022
14:15  12 january  2022 Source:   de.motorsport.com

Valentino Rossi calls time on MotoGP, looks to cars

  Valentino Rossi calls time on MotoGP, looks to cars Valentino Rossi, one of the greatest and most charismatic of motorcycling champions, called time on his MotoGP career on Thursday and looked forward to a future in car racing. The 42-year-old Italian, who races with the number 46 and is a nine-times world champion with seven titles in the top category, told a news conference at the Styrian Grand Prix in Austria that 2021 would be his last season."I decided to stop at the end of the season," Rossi told a news conference at the Red Bull Ring."It's difficult, it's a very sad moment because it's difficult to say and to know that next year I will not race with the motorcycle.

in the MotoGP season 2016 debuted the unit electronics of Magneti Marelli. In the years before, Honda faithfully resisted against the introduction of a uniform ECU. The Japanese had perfected their in-house electronics and criticized that the unit ECU prevents developing work in the MotoGP.

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Insider expected that Yamaha could benefit from the Unity ECU, because even before the unit electronics, Yamaha used the help of Magneti Marelli and was familiar with the operation of the electronics. But it came differently. The Yamaha engineers had a big effort to get the good balance of M1 with the uniform electronics.

After 26 years and nine world titles, Valentino Rossi calls it quits

  After 26 years and nine world titles, Valentino Rossi calls it quits Motorcycling legend and nine-time world champion Valentino Rossi confirmed Thursday he will retire at the end of the season after 26 years lighting up the sport. "I have decided to stop at the end of the season," said Rossi.The 42-year-old Italian signed a one-season deal with Yamaha-SRT for this campaign and it had been mooted he might ride for his own team next term.

Valentino Rossi reminds of this time: "From 2015 to 2016 there was a big change. At that time, the unit ECU came from Magneti Marelli. The goal was to make a better balance of performance between factory machines and the rest of the field. The manufacturers should also be brought together. "

"I remember that it was a big problem for Yamaha. I think Yamaha was hit hardest," notes Rossi. "With the Yamaha-own electronics, the motorcycle had a very good balance. That worked very well. The Japanese engineers could handle this electronics very well. They were very good in fixing the problems."

"When we moved to Magneti Marelli, we made a big step back. The motorcycle did not let go so easy," Satensi looks back and call the greatest problems: "The traction control, but above all the engine control, were not the same Well balanced. "

"First, everything was in harmony. With the Magneti Marelli electronics we had to fight. Also in the years thereafter, the Japanese engineers had big problems, correctly deal with the Magneti Marelli electronics," says Rossi and adds : "I think it's still a problem."

with image material from Motorsport Images .

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