Wrong. Honda have had the best bike in the paddock for years. Much like the Duck, just needs some hamfisting to get everything out of it. For a few years, HRC was even better on the brakes going into the corner, an area where Yamaha used to dominate when Rossi was in charge of development. In many ways the M1 is still being pulled back from Jorge development to the current riders as Rossi was gone for 2 years and the whole bike was developed around Lorenzo and his unique riding style. That's why Yamaha factory struggled last year. They made changes to get the M1 away from Lorenzo's development but issues remained last year. And better this year, but the M1 is not on par with the GP18 or RCV yet.
Zarco is on the 2016 frame, with the 2017 engine. Rossi requested to revert back to the 2016 chassis at the beginning of last season and Yamaha told him no, work on the 2017 chassis instead. Zarco has no development duties whatsoever, so he and Tech 3 don't have to test parts or develop the bike. They just work on setup. Meanwhile, in 2017 or thus far in 2018 Vinales and Rossi have to knuckle drag through development, test parts, chassis changes, part changes, etc. Totally different game. Zarco is solid, just puts his head down and gets on with it. But let's be real here, development is a slug, especially when the bike isn't performing on par with the competitors.
Rossi finished less than a second from Dovi and Marquez yesterday. This is while the bike still has some noteworthy development issues. Nobody is calling Vale a hero, but that's a good ride by everyone in the press, paddock, etc, except for you clown. .7 from the winner while the bike clearly has issues with tire wear over race distance. And that "old man" was the #1 Yamaha rider in the race. Better than Vinales, better than Zarco.
Valentino Rossi got a trophy yesterday, no other Yamaha rider did. You can keep on crying and whining over him, nobody here is listening so you're talking to a wall and talking about a racer, the oldest in the field, who was on the podium of the very first race, finished .7 from the winner, with major issues in pre-season winter testing. That's a good finish all things considering so you crying about it just shows your narrow view. Vinales blew the start. Zarco didn't manage his tires correctly yet you cry, again, about Valentino Rossi. Well read that quote above that I posted. Vale doesn't care about you. He's got his contract and is delivering.