MotoGP Sepang testing: what is Yamaha preparing for us? – MotoGP


Sepang’s tests are coming up and they will be a strong indication of what lies ahead in this 2022 MotoGP season. The previous campaign ended with strong pressure from Ducati on the rest of a field overwhelmed by the good results of the Desmosedici who will be on the starting grid around 8 this year. But the same exercise dedicated a driver who is indeed an official of the Iwata brand in the person of Fabio Quartararo. However, he warned his employers not to rest on these laurels, which he largely chose himself. Lin Jarvis, the team manager of the blazon on the tuning forks proves he’s right. It remains to be seen what the new M1 will be…

And on this answer will depend 2023 and the following years for Yamaha and his world champion of Fabio Quartararo whose ways might part in the event of a strong disappointment. Because Yamaha’s current success is due to the French pilot. 2021 was not an easy year for M1 and for several reasons: the mid-season split with a Vinales discouraged, a Morbidelli who started the Championship with a dated version of the M1 before getting injured, or a Valentino Rossic below the latest expectations throughout the year.

Yamaha and Sepang: “it will be an evolution of the basic package

As a result, the Habs have carried the entire championship on their shoulders, even though Maverick has proven the M1 is competitive by winning one race and starting from pole the next. Franco Morbidelli, on the other hand, had to settle for a podium place. On the upcoming sequel, Yamaha Race Director, Lin Jarvis, said : “I think the key will be to try to preserve our own advantages and not destroy the whole. Sometimes it can be a big step forward, but it can also break the balance of the bike.”

I think in our case it will be an evolution of the basic package“, To explain jarvis, “with a clear focus on engine power and top speed. This can be done with a combination of engine, aerodynamics and electronics. The goal will be that it should be easy to correct weaknesses.”

On the development of the engine, which has been re-authorised, jarvis declares on Motorsport Total: ” from a Yamaha point of view, it would of course be desirable for Ducati to slow down the bike for the new year. But that probably won’t happen.”. To be followed in the second degree, that goes without saying…

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