Morbidelli scored simply two factors from two races within the season opener at Portimao, taking the Yamaha manufacturing unit group’s whole to 10 after 2021 MotoGP champion Fabio Quartararo failed him. -even scored solely eight factors.
Quartararo managed to point out good race tempo in each the Dash and the principle Grand Prix on Sunday, nonetheless overtaking once more proved an actual wrestle for the Frenchman.
Then again, Morbidelli’s efficiency was a lot the identical in comparison with final season, which is the exact opposite of what he wanted relating to his future with the Japanese producer past this season.
However with an instantaneous probability to answer this weekend’s Argentine Grand Prix, Morbidelli shall be hoping to begin his season.
“The optimistic factor about opening the season with back-to-back GP weekends is that we instantly have one other probability to enhance on the subsequent observe,” added the Italian.
“Final yr’s tire puncture within the Argentinian GP ended my race early. It is good that this yr we now have a Dash and a Race, so in a means I can catch up racing twice this yr. We’re working onerous to seek out one thing to enhance our stage of efficiency.”
Ducati, Aprilia, KTM and even Honda within the fingers of Marc Marquez have all proven extra efficiency than Yamaha at Portimao, setting them again heading into the Argentine Grand Prix, a circuit the place the success of the Iwata-based model has been restricted.
Monster Vitality Yamaha manufacturing unit group principal Massimo Meregalli additionally made some extent of claiming that Yamaha must do higher beginning this weekend.
“We went to the Termas de Río Hondo circuit instantly after the Portuguese GP. It was an extended journey after the primary spherical, however we’re delighted to be right here and racing once more this weekend,” mentioned mentioned Meregalli.
“Final week’s outcomes present that we now have work to do, so it will likely be a busy week for us. In Portimao we now have already been capable of put together the set-up for the Dash and the Race. Right here it will likely be harder with the brand new GP weekend format.
“We have to get probably the most out of each session, particularly P2. That is the session that may most likely be probably the most much like the Dash and the Race by way of situations.
“It is necessary for the selection of tires and, furthermore, P2 offers entry to Q2. We shall be very targeted on bettering our qualifying, as a result of the results of the Dash and the Race strongly will depend on the beginning place. “