Label: yamaha

Rea remained unscathed: The fall took me completely by surprise

Rea remained unscathed: The fall took me completely by surprise

WSBK
Jonathan Rea jo je po današnjem padcu na drugi dirki razreda Superbike na srečo odnesel brez poškodb. Za šestkratnim svetovnim prvakom je vikend, ki ga bo želel čim prej pozabiti. Na debiju za Yamaho je v soboto v cilj pripeljal šele na sedemnajstem mestu, nedeljsko dirko pa po obetajočem začetku s padcem v enajstem zavoju zaključil že v tretjem krogu. "Najprej bi rad povedal, da je z menoj vse vredu. Nekoliko me sicer boli od padca, a na srečo ni prišlo do poškodb." "Ta teden sem dvakrat končal na tleh, a na srečo ostal v enem kosu. Današnji padec je bil povsem nepričakovan. Še bolj pa me jezi, ker se je zgodil ravno, ko sem imel vse boljši občutek na motociklu." "Ko je Topraku razneslo motor sem pridobil nekaj mest in se kar naenkrat znašel v zelo dobrem položaju. Takoj, ko
Rea: We're lost right now

Rea: We're lost right now

MotoGP News, WSBK
Nova sezona razreda Superbike se za Jonathana Reo ni začela po njegovih željah. Severni Irec, ki je ob koncu lanske sezone po devetih letih zapustil Kawasaki ter letos sedel na Yamahin motocikel je imel na prvi dirki na Philip Islandu obilo težav. Na kvalifikacijah je zasedel šele enajsto mesto. V uvodnem delu dirke se je sicer uspel prebiti med najboljše nato pa izgubil ogromno časa med obveznim postankom za menjavo pnevmatik. Na stezo se je vrnil na osemnajstem mestu skupaj z Alvarom Bautisto, ki je v uvodnem delu dirke padel, a uspel pobrati motocikel. Rea ni uspel slediti ritmu španskega dirkača in je v cilj pripeljal kot sedemnajsti. "Za menoj je ena najzahtevnejši dirk v karieri. Slabo sem se pognal s štartnega mesta, a mi je nato uspelo prehiteti nekaj dirkačev. Odločil sem s
Despite the progress, Quartararo is not satisfied

Despite the progress, Quartararo is not satisfied

MotoGP News
Fabio Quartararo was not very happy after the end of the first test day in Sepang. Despite progress in the powertrain, they are still said to be well behind the best. After the end of the first day, which he finished in third place, the French rider said: "The new powertrain is better than last year, but we still don't use the full potential of the bike. It is much more aggressive this year compared to last year. We focused a lot today electronics." Does the Yamaha rider believe that he could fight for victories from the beginning of the season? "Just fighting for individual victories is not enough for me. The goal is to become world champion again. The racers are very equal with each other, so every little thing decides." "We are in a better position than last year, but I am not sure that I can win with this bike. Najv
Stoner: Yamaha turned me down twice

Stoner: Yamaha turned me down twice

MotoGP News
Casey Stoner admitted in a recent interview that he was close to a move to Yamaha twice in his career, but both times the negotiations fell through at the last minute. The first time this happened was in 2005, when negotiations were held regarding the 2006 season in which the Australian made his debut in the elite class. "It's true. I was in talks with Yamaha twice and in both cases nothing came of it in the end. The first time was during the 2005 season, when I was still competing in the middle class and we were discussing the transfer to the MotoGP class. The first year supposedly a member of their satellite team and then in 2008 got a factory seat." "Not long after these conversations, everything went silent. They only saw me as bait so they could get someone for less money." So instead of Yamaha, Stoner made his debut in the MotoGP class
Rins: Aerodynamics make the biggest difference, not the engine

Rins: Aerodynamics make the biggest difference, not the engine

MotoGP News
According to Alex Rins, aerodynamics now have a greater influence on the behavior of MotoGP bikes than the difference between a V4 or Inline4 engine design. The Spanish star has ridden both types of engine in recent seasons, winning five races with the inline-drive Suzuki from 2017 to 2022, before taking a shock win at COTA this year with the Honda V4 LCR. Still recovering from a broken leg at Mugello, the 27-year-old now returns to Inline4 and joins the Monster Yamaha team. But while key design elements of the GSX-RR and YZR-M1 may look similar on paper, Rins described the Yamaha as "a very different bike compared to the Suzuki. I can go into a corner with more front brake [for example] and that's good , because you can gain a little bit of lap time." Rins then explained: ''I think the moment
Which engines will the VR46 use: Ducati, Yamaha…or MV Agusta?

Which engines will the VR46 use: Ducati, Yamaha…or MV Agusta?

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VR46 has been using Ducati motorcycles since entering MotoGP in 2022. The contract with the manufacturer runs until the end of the upcoming season and may not be renewed, with Yamaha believed to be the main alternative. There are currently eight Ducatis on the grid, something the manufacturer has admitted it doesn't intend to keep up for long. While the Desmosedici GP provides competitive bikes, supplying three teams is not necessarily financially advantageous for Ducati. Each manufacturer receives three million euros from Dorna for at least one satellite team. Yamaha is the only manufacturer that only has its own factory team and aims to have a satellite team again by 2025. Director Lin Jarvis acknowledged VR46 as a potential option. Although the YZR-M1 is currently one of the less competitive motorcycles, it is not the most attractive one possible
Meregalli: We are on the right track

Meregalli: We are on the right track

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The 2023 season is extremely challenging for Yamaha, which they ended without a win in the penultimate place in the constructors' standings. Despite many problems last season, team principal Massimo Meregalli believes that better times are ahead for Yamaha. After the end of the test day in Valencia, where Alex Rins tested their motorcycle for the first time, Meregalli spoke to the press about the work done by the team. "We have a long and tiring season behind us, but Tuesday's test was still very important for us. The wind was quite a bit of a problem for us, but we made good use of the 7 hours we were given. Fabio and I mostly focused on three things. The biggest emphasis was on aerodynamics. Secondly, we focused on the powertrain for next season and the new chassis. Alex got used to the bike so quickly that here
Crutchlow is not interested in more wildcard appearances: Yamaha's biggest problem is the lack of motorcycles

Crutchlow is not interested in more wildcard appearances: Yamaha's biggest problem is the lack of motorcycles

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Cal Crutchlow gave his view on the current situation at Yamaha and the benefits that are expected under the new concession system. At Yamaha, they should not make use of the three additional (total of six) wildcard appearances brought by the D category of the new concession rules. As the Brit pointed out, they have already planned that he will appear as a wildcard racer only three times in the coming season. "Now there are many innovations. With the new concession rules, there are many possibilities and opportunities. But we have already agreed that I will only compete three times as a wildcard driver next season, even if the rules allow more." "For two races I already know in which I will participate, for the third one is still being negotiated, because I don't want that at all." At the end of the 2022 season, Yamaha was left without a satellite team,
Rins: A Yamaha motorcycle is not like a Suzuki

Rins: A Yamaha motorcycle is not like a Suzuki

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After the first test of the Yamaha motorcycle, Alex Rins denied that it was similar to the Suzuki. The Spaniard competed for the Suzuki team from his debut in the elite class in 2017 until the end of last season, when the Japanese manufacturer decided to leave MotoGP. This season he played for the LCR Honda team. Despite the fact that he took care of Honda's only victory of the season in Austin, he decided to terminate his two-year contract and transferred to Yamaha. At the first test in Valencia, he completed 54 laps with the new motorcycle and was 1,3 seconds behind the fastest in nineteenth place. Most expected that he would quickly get used to the new motorcycle, as it was supposed to be very similar to the Suzuki, which also used an in-line engine. "This motorcycle is very different from the Suzuki
Quartararo: The decision about my future will be known at the beginning of the season

Quartararo: The decision about my future will be known at the beginning of the season

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Fabio Quartararo called the last season, which he finished in tenth place without a win, the most difficult in his career. The French racer became world champion in 2021 and finished second the following year after being completely powerless against Francesco Bagnaia in the second part of the season. The lag in Yamaha's development was even more pronounced this year. With a few exceptions, he was far from the top places in most races. "Already at the beginning of the year I expected a very difficult season, but I didn't think it would be this bad," said Quartararo, who did not win this year for the first time since his debut season in 2019. "The first part of the season was especially difficult , because we were even worse than I initially expected. In addition, I did not manage to squeeze the maximum out of the motorcycle. This season was definitely n