The beginning of the team Yamaha petronas it was to quickly forget. So much Franco Morbidelli What Valentino rossi they had a terrible start to the season. On Saturday, in the qualifying session on Saturday, it seemed that the pilots of the satellite team would have an outstanding performance, but it was falling in the race. «I know that I am not a priorityMorbidelli said after the race.
Valentino Rossi was the one who did the best both in the race and in qualifying. The 42-year-old finished fourth in qualifying, but in Sunday’s race his performance took a dive, finishing 12th. The problem of the Yamaha motorcycles was reflected in the tires, which with the passing of the laps were wearing out quickly.
Franco Morbidelli had to live with the same problem. The Italian-Brazilian started in seventh place, but just two laps after the start, he could be seen hovering around the last five places in the qualifier. After his performance in the race, in which he finished in 18th place, he exploded and harshly criticized his team’s priorities.
“I know that I am not at the top and that I am not a priority for Yamaha at the moment. I don’t know how quickly trouble will be taken. But I hope they take them very seriously, “fired the Italian after the 18th place on Sunday, in the Qatar Grand Prix. In 2020, Morbidelli was runner-up in Joan Mir, and is one of the candidates for this year.
«The motorcycle model for each rider chooses Yamaha and the team, but that decision is also influenced by the economic aspect. A completely factory motorcycle is much more expensive, and there are timing limitations on when you order the material, “he said. Lin jarvis, a Yamaha manager, according to the Spanish media ‘Motosan.es’.
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