Franco Morbidelli started the MotoGP season with a disappointing 18th place at the Qatari Grand Prix at Losail, with no arguments to fight for poi
Franco Morbidelli started the MotoGP season with a disappointing 18th place at the Qatari Grand Prix at Losail, with no arguments to fight for points and with problems on his bike. The Petronas Yamaha SRT rider now hopes that the problems will be solved for the Doha GP on the same track.
In a statement, the No. 21 assumed that it does not expect any ease, given the inconsistency in the performance of the YZR-M1: ‘It’s going to be a tough weekend. We have seen after the pre-season test and after the race that something is not right with our bike. There are times of the day when it works well; we had good speed in the afternoon, before dark. We have to analyze the data from the weekend to try to understand why. ‘
Thus, Morbidelli’s hope is that the situation will be resolved to achieve the best possible result in the second round of the year: ‘I hope we can solve the problem by this weekend, we’ll see what happens. If not, it will be a damage limitation weekend, in which we will try to defend ourselves to the fullest and get as many points as we can. ‘