Yamaha has not won a MotoGP race since Assen 2017 when Valentino Rossi took the win. Valentino Rossi also has his history at the Brno Circuit where he first won a race in the championship on a 125cc back in 1996.
Valentino Rossi, who won his first ever Grand Prix race in Brno back in 1996, starts from second on the grid, which is his best qualifying result since he was on pole position at his home round in Mugello earlier this year.
Valentino Rossi (1 x 125cc, 1 x 250cc, 1 x 500cc and 4 x MotoGP™) is the most successful rider of the current grid at the Brno circuit with 7 wins. He will be aiming to finish inside the top ten to become the first rider in history to reach the milestone of 6000 points scored in Grand Prix racing.
Yamaha riders have not won since Assen last year with Valentino Rossi (19 successive races). The last time Yamaha had a winless streak of more than 19 races was the 22-race sequence including the 15 races of 1997 and the opening seven races of 1998.