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 facility duo Maverick Vinales and Fabio Quartararo on the improved manufacturing facility 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 state of affairs inside Yamaha after his Qatar GP issues, although later backtracked on these.
However former manufacturing facility Yamaha rider Lorenzo feels Morbidelli isn’t being handled as he ought to, however should consider “exhibiting Yamaha that it’s unsuitable”.
“Nicely, my opinion is maybe fairly sturdy however I feel 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 yr,” Lorenzo mentioned on his 99 Seconds YouTube present.
“Ducati provides the 4 riders [at its factory squad and 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 nicely 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 probably the most out of him and exhibiting Yamaha that he’s unsuitable by not giving him the identical therapy.”
Lorenzo additionally commented on Vinales’ principal 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 mentioned.
“What is evident is that he has two handicaps which can be limiting him rather a lot.
“The primary is the begins; he has to enhance on that, he has to get very critical about attempting to enhance them as a result of they’re limiting him in an effective way.
“After which these emotional ups and downs that I feel he has, I feel he must be way 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 nicely, in others it is going to be you who doesn’t end up quick within the circuit or with the motorbike and you can’t go quick.
“You’ll have crashes, accidents, moments the place you’ll be bodily worse or emotionally and there you need to be constant, at all times assume constructive, attempt to get the utmost potential factors with out excuses and saying that every thing is a catastrophe.”