Yamaha team boss Lin Jarvis points to the two problems encountered by the M1 during the MotoGP weekend in Qatar, related to the new aerodynamic wings.
For the Yamaha team, the Mandalika round will have a decisive character for defining plans in MotoGP. After ninth and eleventh places for Fabio Quartararo and Franco Morbidelli respectively. The Iwata based brand are now hoping to take a step forward after an initial disappointment, at a circuit where they have already achieved good results.
'The result was very disappointing, that's for sure,' said Lin Jarvis.
Yamaha is paying for a delay in the development of the MotoGP prototype during the winter break, despite constant appeals from Fabio Quartararo, but it seems that the engineers may have had second thoughts after winning the 2021 world championship. In addition, another disadvantage is related to an increase in front tire pressure, a difficulty generated by the aerodynamics of the M1. Lin Jarvis expressed himself to Speedweek.com.
- We had two problems. The first was a general lack of speed. Our Japanese engineers couldn't get the necessary increase in engine performance. We knew it would take extra horsepower. Obviously our competitors improved. Look at the performance of Honda and especially Suzuki, they have improved significantly compared to the previous year.
On the table is still the renewal of Fabio Quartararo with Yamaha, and who has already left the warning that in order to renew Yamaha has to deliver a competitive bike at the risk of the Frenchman going to another team that is a direct competitor of Yamaha.