Forward of the British Grand Prix earlier this month, Dovizioso introduced he could be retiring from MotoGP following September’s San Marino GP.
The three-time championship runner-up returned to MotoGP full-time with Petronas SRT – which morphed into RNF Racing – from final 12 months’s San Marino race having served a quick sabbatical following his Ducati exit on the finish of 2020.
However since then he has scored simply 22 factors and has struggled to adapt his using fashion to what he describes because the “excessive traits” of the Yamaha.
Having beforehand ridden a Yamaha in 2012 for Tech3 and scoring six podiums that 12 months, Dovizioso says the struggles he has confronted during the last 12 months have come as a shock.
“I actually did not look forward to finding this attribute of the bike, as a result of I already had expertise with the Yamaha,” he advised Autosport in an unique interview at Silverstone.
“So, I did not discover a utterly totally different bike.
“However the level is the championship modified, the principles modified, the bike modified, the opponents modified and what I discovered is sort of distinctive.
“And on this state of affairs, we live now in MotoGP, that attribute may be very excessive.
“Simply in the best way Fabio [Quartararo] is using you may be that aggressive. So, I did not count on this excessive attribute.”
Andrea Dovizioso, RNF MotoGP Racing
Photograph by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images
Against this to Dovizioso’s struggles, reigning world champion and present factors chief Fabio Quartararo has received three races on the M1.
In a 2021 interview with Autosport, Quartararo spoke of how he was having to trip the Yamaha in a mode “not pure” to him, with the Frenchman in a position to actually utilise the sturdy front-end of the M1 to make up for its different deficiencies.
Having ridden a Ducati for eight years previous to his Yamaha swap, Dovizioso believes within the present period of MotoGP it’s “unimaginable” to utterly alter you using fashion to swimsuit one bike.
“To vary utterly your solution to trip is unimaginable,” he defined.
“Nobody can do it. You possibly can adapt a bit to the traits of the bike.
“Each rider on the highest stage can adapt a bit, however they cannot change utterly the DNA of your solution to trip, as a result of it is too excessive the extent – all people is so quick.
“So, should you attempt to do a aggressive using fashion or solution to strategy the observe like a competitor who is basically good, you’ll by no means be good like him.
“You may be shut, however by no means be good. You’re good in some areas, all people has one thing good, so with some bikes you should utilize extra that or much less, however you’ll be able to’t utterly change it.”
From the Aragon GP onwards, Dovizioso shall be changed by three-time MotoGP race winner and Yamaha take a look at rider Cal Crutchlow.