Lin Jarvis

  • CONFIRMED: Jorge Lorenzo is BACK at Yamaha MotoGP! He’s on the test team.

    CONFIRMED: Jorge Lorenzo is BACK at Yamaha MotoGP! He’s on the test team.

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    Ok, so this isn’t unexpected – there’s been rumours of this happening for a while now – but there is ONE line in this news from Yamaha that will raise more than a few wishful eyebrows. And that’s THIS line: So far, no wild card rides are planned for Lorenzo in 2020, but Yamaha is…

  • MotoGP: Valentino Rossi is OUT of the factory Yamaha squad next year. Replaced by Fabio Quartararo.

    MotoGP: Valentino Rossi is OUT of the factory Yamaha squad next year. Replaced by Fabio Quartararo.

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    2019 Rookie of the Year Fabio Quartararo will join Maverick Viñales at Yamaha Factory Racing MotoGP Team in 2021 and 2022. The news means that Valentino Rossi will either stay on a Yamaha with factory backing in another set-up, switch to another manufacturer for 2021 or retire at the end of this season – and even the…

  • MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo announces retirement

    MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo announces retirement

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    Five-time World Champion Jorge Lorenzo has just said that he will retire from MotoGP after the final Grand Prix of the season at this weekend’s Gran Premio Motul de la Comunitat Valenciana. Speaking this afternoon, Lorenzo said: “Hello everyone, thank you very much to everyone who accepted my invitation and attended this press conference, it…

  • MotoGP: Marquez WILL NEVER ride for Yamaha (or so he says).

    MotoGP: Marquez WILL NEVER ride for Yamaha (or so he says).

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    Four-time MotoGP World Champion Marc Marquez has admitted he doesn’t have many friends within the Yamaha MotoGP team. While being interviewed on Italian television, the Repsol Honda rider suggested that it’s not just Valentino Rossi who’s not a fan – but also Yamaha’s Race Boss, Lin Jarvis. With his fifth MotoGP World Championship on the…

  • MotoGP: Yamaha boss Lin Jarvis: “Our policy has NOT changed. There will be no third official Yamaha in 2019”

    MotoGP: Yamaha boss Lin Jarvis: “Our policy has NOT changed. There will be no third official Yamaha in 2019”

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    Whilst some in the MotoGP paddock were quick to reckon on another factory Yamaha being made available in a satellite team for Jorge Lorenzo (how quickly that story was proved wrong with Lorenzo’s leap to Honda confirmed earlier this week) the truth of the matter is that there will be NO third Yamaha for next…

  • Rossi signs new two-year deal with Movistar Yamaha – 39 years old now, still MotoGP-ing it when he’s 41…

    Rossi signs new two-year deal with Movistar Yamaha – 39 years old now, still MotoGP-ing it when he’s 41…

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    Valentino Rossi has signed a new two-year deal to continue in MotoGP with the Movistar Yamaha MotoGP team. The announcement will see the 39-year-old compete in a record 24 seasons of Grand Prix racing and continue his association with the Japanese manufacturer in the premier class for 15 years. Rossi’s first season with Yamaha was 2004, where…

  • Dani Pedrosa to Yamaha? According to the Italian press, it’s a deal ready to go if Vinales stays on his FIVE MILLION Euro pay demands

    Dani Pedrosa to Yamaha? According to the Italian press, it’s a deal ready to go if Vinales stays on his FIVE MILLION Euro pay demands

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    Rumours are flying that the supposedly ‘done’ deal to put Maverick Vinales on a Yamaha alongside Valentino Rossi has stalled for the umpteenth time – and as a fallback position the tuning forks brigade are in talks with Dani Pedrosa. A report last week in Italian sports paper La Gazzetta dello Sport by top MotoGP…

  • Lewis Hamilton given permission to test a MotoGP bike

    Lewis Hamilton given permission to test a MotoGP bike

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    Lewis Hamilton has been given permission to test a MotoGP bike – and Yamaha boss Lin Jarvis has said that he finds the idea ‘interesting’. The news of the tie-up has appeared in the Italian paper, Gazzetta dello Sport. It looks as though energy drink firm Monster, who sponsors both Hamilton and the Yamaha MotoGP…

  • Rossi takes top billing at Goodwood

    Rossi takes top billing at Goodwood

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    Valentino Rossi was the biggest draw of the Goodwood Festival of Speed on Sunday. After a stunning race at the TT Assen Circuit on Saturday, where Valentino Rossi won his third race this season, the Movistar Yamaha MotoGP rider made his first ever appearance at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, which carried a theme of nostalgia and pride…

  • MotoGP Sepang 2 Test day 1 results: Rossi leads

    MotoGP Sepang 2 Test day 1 results: Rossi leads

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    Weather-wise it was a difficult day for the teams with the track temperature approaching 60 degrees at times leading to a lack of grip which meant it was impossible for any rider to post a time comparable to the previous test here at the Malaysian circuit. In fact Rossi’s best lap of 2’00.414 was a…

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