Morbidelli stays on the ‘A-spec’ M1 for the 2021 season, which is successfully a barely upgraded 2019 Yamaha, on which he rode to second within the championship final season and scored three of the Japanese marque’s seven victories.
Yamaha has gained all three races in 2021 up to now courtesy of its manufacturing unit duo Maverick Vinales and Fabio Quartararo on the improved manufacturing unit M1, with the latter main the standings by 15 factors.
Morbidelli struggled to 18th with a technical problem within the Qatar Grand Prix, and is at present 11th within the riders’ standings after 12th and fourth-place finishes within the Doha and Portuguese rounds.
The Italian expressed frustration at his scenario inside Yamaha after his Qatar GP issues, although later backtracked on these.
However former manufacturing unit Yamaha rider Lorenzo feels Morbidelli isn’t being handled as he ought to, however should focus on “displaying Yamaha that it’s incorrect”.
“Effectively, my opinion is probably fairly sturdy however I believe that Yamaha on this case is just not treating Franco in one of the simplest ways as a result of [he] was second total final 12 months,” Lorenzo stated on his 99 Seconds YouTube present.
“Ducati offers the 4 riders [at its factory squad and at Pramac] virtually the identical bike and Yamaha is just not doing it, exactly with Franco.
“Now, I imagine that Franco ought to demand the identical therapy from Yamaha and he does effectively by threatening in quotes, beginning to discuss to different factories or these different factories that need him.
“However as soon as he places on his helmet and will get on the bike, he has to focus on getting essentially the most out of him and displaying Yamaha that they’re incorrect by not giving him the identical therapy.”
Franco Morbidelli, Petronas Yamaha SRT
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Lorenzo additionally commented on Vinales’ important weaknesses as a rider at present, following his robust run to 11th place at Portimao and his downbeat feedback afterwards.
“He’s younger and he’ll come out of this and win races once more,” Lorenzo stated.
“What is evident is that he has two handicaps which can be limiting him so much.
“The primary is the begins; he has to enhance on that, he has to get very critical about making an attempt to enhance them as a result of they’re limiting him in a good way.
“After which these emotional ups and downs that I believe he has, I believe he must be rather more constant as a result of in the long run there are at all times going to be issues.
“The Yamaha in some circuits is just not going to go effectively, in others it will likely be you who doesn’t end up quick within the circuit or with the motorbike and you can not go quick.
“You should have crashes, accidents, moments the place you’ll be bodily worse or emotionally and there you must be constant, at all times suppose constructive, attempt to get the utmost attainable factors with out excuses and saying that all the pieces is a catastrophe.”