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Moto GB | Australian Grand Prix – Franco Morbidelli: “I didn’t have the speed on my own”

Black day for Yamaha and Franco Morbidelli who finished the Australian MotoGP Grand Prix at Phillip Island with a crash six laps ago.

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Franco Morbidelli Close it by falling Australian Grand Prix from MotoGPHe finished his race six laps to break because he was fighting for 19th place with KTM by Raul Fernandez. The Italian driver is having a very difficult day for everyone Yamaha teamgiven the crash of reigning champion Fabio Quartararo, who gave rating leadership to Ducati from Bagnaya.

Morbidly suffer Difficult conditions on the Phillip Island track On all weekend race courses, you’ll never be able to compete privately. Strong winds, cold and absence from this circuit in the previous two seasons affected the first free training sessions of the Italian Brazilian, who was unable to find a good balance for his M1 match. After the difficulties on Friday, changing the setting improved the situation on Saturday, especially in FP4.

However, the Yamaha rider had The usual difficulties in qualifying, and not exploiting the full potential of his bike. The result was Twenty-third time Which forced him to start from the rear in the race. After a careful start, he slowly found a good rhythm that allowed him to Restore some positions And stick to the wheel KTM Managed by the Tech3 team from Raul Fernandez. The two drivers competed for the eighteenth place lap 22when Morbidelli made a mistake that caused an early end to his race.

Thus the official Yamaha rider ends his Australian ride with a I withdraw without taking any pointswith save 19th place in the standings at 31 points.

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Franco Morbidelli’s words

The Italian driver described his race in a nutshell, explaining how this Australian event was also challenging from a driving point of view. The crash on lap 22 ended a very tough weekend beforehand, but it did give a glimpse of some very small rays of hope.

“Unfortunately I crashed in the race. I started in the last positions and I struggled to recover. In racing moments when I was driving alone I had no speed. When I find myself, on the other hand, behind the other riders, I have I felt good potential. In general it was Very tough weekendBut we saw some Positive things in some moments, as in FP4, where I was fast. We will continue to work so that these moments last as long as possible. We struggled to put it all together hereBut we will try again in Malaysia.”

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