Yamaha engineers listen to riders but do what they want

Yamaha scored essentially the most wins of any producer on the grid in 2020, with Fabio Quartararo and Petronas SRT teammate Franco Morbidelli tallying up six, whereas manufacturing facility workforce rider Maverick Vinales scored the seventh.

However Morbidelli is using what Yamaha phrases the ‘A-spec’ M1, which is successfully the 2019 model, and ended up prime Yamaha runner within the standings 13 factors behind champion Joan Mir in second. 

The highest 2020 M1 was that of Vinales in sixth, whereas Quartararo slumped to eighth after the Portuguese Grand Prix finale having led the championship for a lot of the season. 

Rossi, Quartararo and Vinales had been all essential of the 2020-spec M1, particularly its lack of engine energy, persisting rear grip issues and a normal lack of consistency from race to race.

When requested if he shall be concerned in improvement of the M1 in 2021 regardless of switching to SRT, Rossi admits he’s unsure he was very concerned in 2020 and highlighted the primary downside with Yamaha’s engineering employees. 

“I believe that I shall be concerned like this 12 months,” Rossi mentioned. 

“So, doesn’t change quite a bit. We have to perceive if this 12 months I’m very concerned or not. I don’t know.

“Sincerely, what I can do is give all my expertise and attempt to say what for me we’d like. 

“However roughly we’ve got comparable issues from loads of time, so I believe subsequent 12 months doesn’t change quite a bit. 

“I believe anyway the Japanese [engineers] hears what the riders’ remark, however ultimately they do what they need. 

“They’ve already in thoughts what they wish to do.”

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Whereas each Vinales and Quartararo have repeatedly acknowledged the 2019 Yamaha was a greater bike, Rossi has at all times maintained the distinction in comparison with the 2020-spec wasn’t all that nice and feels the most important think about Morbidelli’s kind has been the 26-year-old’s progress as a rider.

Rossi may have current-spec equipment with manufacturing facility help at SRT in 2021, whereas Morbidelli will stay on the ‘A-spec’ mannequin regardless of ending 2020 as prime Yamaha rider. 

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