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Vinales reveals issue with 2018 Yamaha bike

Maverick Vinales said a late-session change on Day 2 of the Buriram MotoGP test has improved his Yamaha, and led him to discover a problem with the bike. One of Yamaha's main issues throughout the 2017 MotoGP season was rear tyre life and, as a result, the team attempted to fix those issues with the 2018 machinery. However, Vinales says the bike was made too "smooth", and a change in the electronics during the second day of the Buriram test has improved the performance. "I think we made the bike too smooth, that is the problem," said Vinales, who ended the day in fourth. "We were looking for so much smoothness and we barely stressed the tyres. "We tend to have...
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