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Morbidelli, on the new Yamaha engine: “It is a clear step forward”

Photo: MotoGPThe Italian Yamaha rider explained after the Misano tests the important step forward that the factory has made with the engine.Franco


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The Italian Yamaha rider explained after the Misano tests the important step forward that the factory has made with the engine.

Franco Morbidelli leaves behind some tests in Misano with a very positive flavor. Despite the fact that the season has not been very positive for the Italian driver, it seems that he sees the light at the end of the tunnel. With an eye on the next 2023, Morbidelli explained -in statements collected by GPOne- that Yamaha’s work is being noticed more and more. Although he failed to finish in the top10 (finished twelfth half a second behind Quartararo: the Frenchman, for his part, set the fastest time to date at Misano in MotoGP) of the global in Misano, he does rescue the positive sensations he obtained.

There is hope for Morbidelli, or so he suggests himself. The engine that Yamaha is developing for next season seems to meet the expectations of the riders. “Tuesday’s impressions were confirmed on Wednesday. The boys have done an amazing job and we have to congratulate them as the engine is a clear step forward. Everything you could wish for has arrived. It is an important step forward in terms of top speed and acceleration.

Morbidelli accurately tested a lot of Yamaha material

The good feelings that the new engine has left Morbidelli in Misano contrasts radically with the current one. Even Valencia will not try it again, for what he wants change the chip again before arriving in Aragón. “It will take a while and this will make us forget about the good feeling of this engine. From here to Aragón we will have already reset ».

Insisting on what was tested during the days at Misano, Morbidelli emphasizes the tires and that he has been able to test a lot of material for 2023: «In these two days I did a lot of laps and tested a lot of material, I was able to test everything precisely. I achieved my best time on the medium tire and this aspect gives us confidence for the future. Therefore, we will try to understand how to use the tires better.”

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