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Morbidelli: “I couldn’t brake properly”

From the first place on the opening day to difficulties during the competition. The Austrian GP is not going well for the Yamaha rider.

“This weekend has been complicated”, this is the comment that the Petronas Yamaha SRT rider, Franco Morbidelli, made at the end of the Austrian GP where he ended 10th. Still, this Sunday had started off with a 1st place during the warm up session, which took place in mixed weather conditions.

“I had problems with braking sections”, the rider explains. “I wasn’t as efficient as the other Yamaha riders and I couldn’t enter the curve as I intended to. I couldn’t get fast for several laps. We will try to figure out what happened, to get ready for Silverstone”.

MORBIDELLI: “We will pick up where we left off”

The best one among the Italian riders at Sachsenring ends 7th, and he is already focused on the next GP.

“It was a weird race”, with these words Franco Morbidelli comments the last competition in Germany, where he got a 7th place as the best of the Italian riders. The number 21 of the Petronas Yamaha SRT is now getting ready to take the second part of the season in crescendo, while his team is getting ready to welcome Marc Marquez, the Repsol Honda rider who is now the leader in the world ranking.

“I was in the biggest group, racing for the podium”, Morbidelli says. “But I couldn’t attack and I wasn’t in the condition to catch up. I tried to manage tyres but, even so, they wore out and I lost my position”.

We finished in the top-ten, but my feelings during the competition were extremely different from the ones during free practice. Now we have time to relax and study data, so that in Brno we will pick up where we left off, coming up with new ideas” – he concludes.

Morbidelli experiences BMW DTM

The Petronas Yamaha SRT rider behind the wheel a super BMW in Assen

He went from 2 to 4 wheels: Franco Morbidelli starts off the Assen TT trying a BMW M4 DTM. A unique experience between the curves of the iconic Dutch racetrack.

The expert Bruno Spengler was by his side. “This car is unbelievable”, Morbidelli says in the following video – interview. “It’s impressively fast, it was very exciting”.

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