Valentino Rossi claims that the new regulations are the main impediment between him, Casey Stoner and the podium.
The premier class tyre restrictions took away a key advantage held by Michelin over rivals Bridgestone, with the French manufacturer no longer able to fly in special tyres made overnight for its riders including factory Yamaha rider Valentino Rossi.
The pilot affirmed that the new tactic is generating the big handicap in his bid to fight against Casey Stoner, Ducati and the Bridgestone package for the current year.
The Italian also blasted the new tyre rule after his crushing defeat in Laguna Seca last month, where Bridgestone made quite an impression on their way over to the podium.
“The problem is that the way of working that we had with Michelin was completely different with the tyres that they could make on the weekends. That was a big handicap for us, because Bridgestone was already used to working in the way that is now needed. It seems that Bridgestone is working a little bit better.” said Valentino Rossi.
New rules will always stand for stiff competition and the fact that Michelin will not admit defeat means we are scheduled for a great MotoGP show every single race.