‘A-spec’ Yamaha not an advantage in 2021

The Petronas SRT rider completed the 2020 period as prime Yamaha rider in next in the standings with three wins, equal on victories with teammate Fabio Quartararo inspite of driving the more mature ‘A-spec’ M1 as an alternative of the manufacturing unit-spec 2020 bicycle.

Morbidelli was the most dependable Yamaha rider across the marketing campaign, with the 2020 M1 riders only tallying up one particular further more get courtesy of Maverick Vinales and a few other podiums blended.

Inspite of this, Yamaha has after again elected in opposition to upgrading Morbidelli’s tools getting taken absent the 2020 bike he was meant to ride this year right before screening.

All 3 2020 M1 riders ended up pretty significant of the bicycle, with Quartararo admitting last thirty day period he’d like to see if he could race the 2019 bike – which is essentially what Morbidelli is riding – following yr.

Presented the issues the factory riders have experienced this yr, Morbidelli feels preserving his existing deal will not provide him any increased reward in comparison to his stablemates as it just cannot be developed.

“No, since a new bike can build,” he reported when requested if retaining his ‘A-spec’ bike for 2021 would supply him greater chances of best effects when compared to the latest manufacturing facility bike.

“You can operate on it, you can build it, you can make modifications, the manufacturing facility is working on a path of establishing.

“My bicycle is that one, it is that. I need to have to consider out the greatest from it, from that package deal.

“Of training course, there are some items that I can decide up from the manufacturing facility and try to adapt to my bicycle

“But I normally say that the most current bike is the most effective one particular simply because of this explanation for the reason that you can and all the energies of the factory are on that offer, are on that matter in purchase to make it grow and build it.

“The newest and the newest bike is 1 with the most margin [to improve], my just one is the 1 the very least margin.”

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When questioned if he was content to stay on the ‘A-spec’ bicycle subsequent yr, he replied: “Yeah, I am.”

Morbidelli will continue to be with SRT for at the very least the future two seasons, with mentor Valentino Rossi becoming a member of him as a manufacturing facility-supported rider in 2021.

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