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Morbidelli “acutely aware of curiosity” from rival MotoGP producers

The 2020 MotoGP runner-up has a two-year deal in place with SRT that runs to the top of 2022, however SRT is but to substantiate its future plans past this season.

Yamaha has been linked in tying up with Valentino Rossi’s incoming VR46 team from 2022, although rumours recommend a deal between VR46 and Ducati is looming.

After a tricky begin to 2021, Morbidelli hasn’t hid his dissatisfaction with Yamaha over his personal technical state of affairs, having been pressured to proceed with the 2019 ‘A-spec’ M1 regardless of ending 2020 as comfortably Yamaha’s prime rider with three victories.

Regardless of this, Morbidelli hopes SRT’s and his relationship with Yamaha continues past 2021 – however is conscious of curiosity in him from outdoors of his present environment.

Podium: Franco Morbidelli, Petronas Yamaha SRT

Podium: Franco Morbidelli, Petronas Yamaha SRT

Picture by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images

“I like Yamaha and I wish to preserve my relationship with them,” Morbidelli mentioned.

“If I shall be supported with an up to date machine, my love for Yamaha shall be even larger.

“Nothing is evident but as a result of we now have to attend somewhat bit extra time for some confirmations, corresponding to the connection between Yamaha and my crew.

“That is already a giant factor to be confirmed for me with a view to perceive what I need from Yamaha.

“To begin with, I would like to grasp if Yamaha goes to proceed with my crew.

“That’s a giant obstacle for me proper now to make inquiries to Yamaha.

“I didn’t discuss personally with anyone else that isn’t my crew.

“However I’m acutely aware in regards to the curiosity in me from different factories, I’m acutely aware about that.

“However I didn’t discuss personally with anyone.”

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Morbidelli admitted after his Spanish Grand Prix podium that he had frank discussions with Yamaha boss Lin Jarvis about his current technical situation.

Jarvis has beforehand acknowledged Morbidelli deserved manufacturing facility equipment nevertheless it merely wasn’t doable for 2021 when the decision on bike specs for Yamaha’s riders was taken final season.

Morbidelli is at the moment 47 factors off championship chief Fabio Quartararo on the manufacturing facility Yamaha after crashing in final week’s French GP and solely in a position to recuperate to 16th after re-joining the race.

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