Motorcycles Dall'igna shoots against Yamaha: "Ducati would have treated Morbidelli differently"

17:25  11 july  2021
17:25  11 july  2021 Source:   de.motorsport.com

Lorenzo: Yamaha not treating Morbidelli well with old MotoGP bike

  Lorenzo: Yamaha not treating Morbidelli well with old MotoGP bike Triple MotoGP world champion Jorge Lorenzo believes Yamaha is not treating Petronas SRT’s Franco Morbidelli “in the best way” by not giving him machine parity with its factory riders. © Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images Franco Morbidelli, Petronas Yamaha SRT Morbidelli remains on the ‘A-spec’ M1 for the 2021 season, which is effectively a slightly upgraded 2019 Yamaha, on which he rode to second in the championship last season and scored three of the Japanese marque’s seven victories.

As a vice-world champion would have to give Yamaha Franco Morbidelli a current M1, Luigi Dall'igna, the early season planning he can understand however

Yamaha sets three current and one older Motorcycle in. When the Petronas SRT team was installed in 2019 as a new satellite team, technical support changed. Before that, the Tech-3 team had practically always available the previous year's model of the M1.

Petronas bought a current factory specification. In 2019, Franco Morbidelli drove, but he stood in the shadow of his teammate. Fabio Quartararo surprised as rookie, which is why he got the same motorcycle as the work team for 2020.

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  Franco Morbidelli says a "magic modification" from his Petronas SRT crew chief rewarded him with his first MotoGP podium of 2021 in Sunday's Spanish Grand Prix.The 2020 championship runner-up endured a torrid start to the year in Qatar, but was a factor in the Portimao podium battle in fourth two weeks ago.

At the end of January 2020, Quartararos two-year contract was known in the work team. Morbidelli extended his contract with Petronas for two years, although he had to cope with the 2019er specification. With success.

The Italian won three races in the fall and was behind Joan me (Suzuki) Vice World Champion. Nevertheless, he has to drive this year with the same, meanwhile two-year-old Yamaha. Since the competition is made progress, has Morbidelli always heavier .

"Ducati would not have treated a vice-world champion," is quoted by Ducati MotorsportChef Luigi Dall'igna by 'gpone.com' . "The sport must be the main aspect if you think about teams and drivers."

Gigi Dall'Igna © Provided by Motorsport.com Gigi Dall'igna

Luigi Dall'igna would not have done it with Morbidelli like Yamaha

Old MotoGP bike causing "shadow of frustration" – Morbidelli

  Old MotoGP bike causing Franco Morbidelli admits there is a “shadow of frustration” hanging over him having to ride a two-year-old MotoGP bike in 2021 and has had a “frank” discussion with Yamaha. © Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images Franco Morbidelli, Petronas Yamaha SRT Despite finishing as top Yamaha rider in 2020 and second overall in the championship, Morbidelli remains on the 2019 ‘A-spec’ M1 he rode last season and has struggled. Morbidelli was able to get into podium contention in Portugal and claimed third in last weekend’s Spanish Grand Prix, but hasn’t hid his displeasure at not having factory machinery in 2021.

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"Clear, this decision must be hit in June or July and not at the end of the season," says the Italian. He is right. Yamaha arrived in the summer of 2020 the decision that Morbidelli will drive with the same motorcycle this year.

because of Corona started the season 2020 only late July. At this time was completely unclear how the year would evolve. After a mixed season 2019, Morbidelli succeeded in a significant step forward.

"I can imagine," says Dall'igna, "that Yamaha has found himself in an unprepared and uncomfortable situation, because they suddenly had a very important driver, but they could not manage the situation."

"I think that was Franco's bad luck, because he would have earned the 2021 version of the motorcycle." Morbidelli has a contract with Petronas for 2022. It is guaranteed a current factory motorcycle.

Since Maverick Vinales adopted at Yamaha's end of Yamaha, Morbidelli could switch to the work team. Currently, the Italian is recovering from an knee surgery . It is open whether he can drive at the two Spielberg races at the beginning of August.

with image material from Motorsport Images .

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