Motorcycles Petronas-Yamaha Tütelt on News: Electronic gas grip and new gasoline

19:03  30 july  2021
19:03  30 july  2021 Source:   de.motorsport.com

"Magic modification" helped Morbidelli to Jerez MotoGP podium

  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.

Valentino Rossi recently revealed with an electronic gas grip - Franco Morbidelli reveals that Petronas researches new fuel specification

resulting out the MotoGP season 2021 for Petronas-Yamaha so far disappointing. Valentino Rossi, who has come to a team in winter, has brought it to a single top 10 placement (P10 in Mugello) at nine races with the Turquoise M1. Teammollege Franco Morbidelli, which is located in the third year at Petronas-Yamaha, has once again retracted a podium square in 2021, but is currently being breeding.

In the overall standings, Morbidelli lies after a total of three top 10 results, but also four target arrival outside the dots and a missed race, currently ranked 13. Rossi, who came twice outside the scanning length to the finish and also has three times failed, ranked three times Only on table space 19.

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Notwithstanding the disappointment, Petronas-Yamaha is intensively worn on new features. For example, Rossi recently used the Grand Prix of Germany on the Sachsenring for the first time in a race weekend an electronic gas grip.

Rossi moves new gas grip, but does not know why

"tried for the first time we have the electronic gas grip on the test on Monday after the Barcelona race", reveals Rossi and on: "The goal is to have the same feeling like With the other [mechanical] gas grip. And after working for the first time at the race weekend, I have to say that my feeling is indeed exactly identical. "

"I suspect that it probably associated with a reduction in the weight." - Valentino Rossi about the electronic gas grip

on demand, why the Yamaha has switched from a mechanical to an electronic gas grip, Rossi answers: "Honestly, I do not really know that exactly. I suppose it's probably with a reduction The weight is related. The feeling of any case is exactly the same as with the other. "

MotoGP in Barcelona FT3: Yamaha double top - Rossi directly in Q2

 MotoGP in Barcelona FT3: Yamaha double top - Rossi directly in Q2 © Motorsport Images Franco Morbidelli secured in the third MotoGP training scarce the best time Yamaha double tip in the third free workout of the MotoGP : Petronas-Pilot Franco Morbidelli Marked on Saturday morning in Barcelona a new best time of 1: 38.929 minutes and referred Yamaha Werkspilot Fabio Quartararo to just two place. Miguel Oliveira secured and KTM three.

Morbidelli knows that Petronas developed new gasoline

but not only in the range of gas grip is searched for Petronas-Yamaha after improvements. Rossis Team College Franco Morbidelli reveals that a new gasoline formula is also worn. "I know that Petronas works very intensively in this field. They have huge know-how, among others from Formula 1," says Morbidelli on the close cooperation between Petronas and Mercedes, the Formula 1 World Champion Team of the past seven years .

Franco Morbidelli © Provil by Motorsport.com Franco Morbidelli

Franco Morbidelli reveals that Petronas is tinkering at a new gasoline formula

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"I can not tell details about the specification," says the Petronas-Yamaha pilot. And also with an information, when a new gasoline is to be used in the MotoGP team, Morbidelli is still back: "I can only say that we do not yet use the [new] fuel yet. But I know that in to make great efforts in this regard. "

Morbidelli himself is currently unexpected anyway. Due to his knee surgery from the end of June he has already missed the last race before the summer break (Assen). And he will miss three more races (Spielberg 1, Spielberg 2 and Silverstone) before in September in Misano should give comeback.

After in Assen Garrett Gerloff has jumped for Morbidelli, the three August races of Yamaha's official test and substitute driver CAL Crutchlow as Morbidelli replacement comes to the train.

with image material from Motorsport Images .

Yamaha confirms Morbidelli in the factory and dovizioso in the satellite team .
© Yamaha Motor Racing Srl Franco Morbidelli reinforced from Misano The Yamaha work team Before the MotoGP weekend in Misano, Yamaha has confirmed that Franco Morbidelli rises with immediate effect on the work team. In addition, the Italian has signed a two-year contract, so will be 2022/23 official factory drivers.

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