Toprak Razgatlıoğlu will leave the Yamaha team after the end of this year's Superbike class. At the same time, the possibility that the Turkish racer would compete in the MotoGP class for the team from Iwata in the future is also over. Razgatlıoğlu joined Yamaha in the 2020 season, and a year later brought the team its first title in the Superbike class since 2009. This year, he currently occupies third place, but is 69 points behind leader Baustista. Upon announcing the news, Turek wrote: "I would like to thank everyone at Yamaha for the trust shown and all the good times we spent together. When we signed the first contract with Yamaha, the goal was to win the title, which we managed to achieve." "I want a new challenge for the next season. Changes are a part of life and I am happy that, despite my departure, I will maintain a good relationship with the members of Yamaha
Fabio Quartararo has revealed that he has returned to the settings he raced with in 2021 after a number of problems this season, but in the meantime he hopes Yamaha can find solutions to the increasingly pressing problems. The Frenchman doesn't believe Yamaha know how to improve the bike, and after a number of different setups, he's resorted to the ones he raced in the season he became world champion. "Since the beginning of the season, we have tried thousands of settings, but now we have decided to use the ones from the 2021 season. Whatever problems we have, I have to accept them and adapt. We tried many different ideas, but the best thing was, when we went back to base from two years ago. It feels a little better. not much better, but still better than anything else we've had since
Fabio Quartararo was involved in a collision with Miguel Oliveira in the first lap of the Spanish Grand Prix. The Portuguese suffered a dislocated shoulder and did not take part in the re-start of the race, but the Yamaha rider took part. But already during the race, many were questioning whether the medical staff had done the right thing by allowing the Frenchman to start after he was unconscious for a few moments in the staging area. MotoGP announced on social media that all the riders involved were conscious, but footage of the accident from the stands, which circulated after the race, clearly shows that Quartararo was unconscious for a few moments in the exit zone. In principle, the rules do not allow racers to compete in a race for at least two weeks after a blow to the head, as often the consequences of concussions, such as fog
With a lap time of 1:37.161, the Frenchman Fabio Quartararo (Yamaha) was the fastest in the MotoGP morning warm-ups before the Spanish Grand Prix in Jerez. He was followed in second place by 0.238 seconds behind the winner of Saturday's sprint race, Brad Binder (KTM), while Jorge Martin (Pramac Ducati) set the third time.
Franco Morbidelli says Takaaki Nakagami deserves a gift for not hitting him while lying on the track after crashing in the first lap of the sprint race. The Italian collided with Alex Marquez in the second corner of the first lap, causing both to fall, while Marco Bezzecchi found himself on the ground after running over Morbidelli's Yamaha. The race was stopped with a red flag, but all the racers involved were able to take part in the restart, and Morbidelli, who only got out of the incident with an extended lap penalty, is happy that he was not hit by any of his rivals. "I'm glad that nothing worse happened, because I stayed in the middle of the track," said the Italian. "I'd like to thank Takaki for his quick reflexes as he managed to get around me. He deserves a nice present, which I'll prepare for him as well, with
Fabio Quartararo didn't score points in the Jerez sprint race, and the 2021 MotoGP champion says Yamaha have completely fallen asleep in solving the bike's problems. The Yamaha rider only reached sixteenth place in qualifying after starting the race here last year from second. The Frenchman does not hide his disappointment with Yamaha in Jerez. "We lost almost all the good qualities of the motorcycle," he said. "Sometimes I was able to make up for the lost time with speed in the corner. For now we are still good at braking, but we will have to find solutions, and above all we will have to change our mentality, because I think we are sleeping more than doing something good." Quartararo, who finished the sprint in twelfth place, said that although he felt he was faster, he was powerless against the racers in front of him. "If dir
Franco Morbidelli will have to take an extended lap at Sunday's Spanish Grand Prix after the stewards penalized him for reckless driving that caused Alex Marquez to fall. In the first lap of the race, the Yamaha rider overtook Marquez on the inside, with whom he also scored and both ended up on the ground. Marco Bezzecchi then crashed into the sliding motorcycle and also fell, while the fourth victim of the fall was Augusto Fernandez. Yamaha appealed the penalty, but the judges rejected the appeal.
MotoGP teams should stick to the prescribed tire pressures this season. The prescribed values are 1.9 bar in the front tire and 1.7 bar in the rear. A pressure lower than this should bring a penalty to the racer from the race in Jerez onwards, but it seems that the prescribed values will continue to be only a guide, and despite measuring the pressure during the race, there will be no penalty for offenders for now. Franco Morbidelli said that the uncertainty about when and if penalties will be imposed has an impact on the course of the championship, and that these matters should be clarified. "There is quite a bit of uncertainty about that," said the Yamaha racer. "We should be more clear about that. I don't have much information, maybe it's better that way, otherwise I'd be even more bitter. The situation is very unclear, and I don't like that." Morbidelli said she should be right
Fabio Quartararo was satisfied after yesterday's third place, but added that it is difficult to accept Ducati's superiority, especially in terms of top speed, where Yamaha is still far behind. The French racer started Sunday's race from seventh place, and after the fall of some in front of him, he made it to second place. He successfully defended this against Luca Marinj for a while, but then had to admit Ducati's superiority when the Italian sped past him on the longest straight. The Yamaha rider finished in third place and thus stepped onto the winners' podium for the first time this year. Although Yamaha made a step forward in terms of their top speed over the winter, it is still far from enough to fight Ducati. As Quartararo said after the race, it is difficult to accept such superiority when he cannot do anything himself. "It was long and demanding
Fabio Quartararo expressed his anger after the sprint race and emphasized that Yamaha's motorcycle needs radical changes if they want to fight for the top places. The French racer started the sprint race from seventh place and in the first lap made his way to fourth. In the following, he slipped to sixth, mainly thanks to his poor final speed (the worst of all). That's why he had to rely on late brakes. Driving beyond the limits of the motorcycle's capabilities, he made a mistake at the beginning of the fifth lap and fell. "I'm very disappointed. It's hard to understand that we have huge problems when I'm riding in a group with other racers. I set my best time after the crash, when I was riding completely alone even though I had no motivation." "I can only gain time on braking, we have no chance on acceleration. T
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