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MotoGP, Morbidelli: "I am unable to brake like Fabio, if I try I won't stop"

"In the morning I was closer, but in the afternoon Fabio made another step, or rather a ‘big step’ in braking. And I was already at the limit. That’s the way it always is: you have to lift off hard but then make the corner. When I try to brake at his points, I can’t stop enough. "

MotoGP: Morbidelli: "I am unable to brake like Fabio, if I try I won't stop"

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In the seventh row, a second and a half away from his teammate, Fabio Quartararo, Franco Morbidelli seems unable to get out of this incredible performance crisis that is gripping him. The current Yamaha is simply not the bike for him, and Morbido admits this without a problem.

"In the morning I was closer, but in the afternoon Fabio made another step, or rather a ‘big step’ in braking. And I was already at the limit - confessed the Roman from Tavullia - so I was unable to take another step forward. That’s the way it is: you have to lift off hard but make the corner. When I try to brake at his points, I can’t stop enough. I can't slow down the bike enough. "

What exactly happens? You can't turn in the bike?

"Yes, if I lift off in the same point I don't reduce the speed like him and I go wide. If I brake I don't make the corner, and vice versa."

Can the Yamaha today be ridden only in this way?

"The riding style? We are with our backs to the wall and without margin, there is only one way to go fast: maximizing all the phases. The cornering that was our strength has been reduced, braking is where to make the difference: at 300 per hour you gain two tenths of a second under braking. That's where you can play. The rider and the set-up you use makes the difference. But I can't take advantage of this phase and go beyond the limit that Fabio seems to manage to do. I stay too long on the front, I should already let go of the brakes, but I can't because I have too much speed, the result is that I'm slow in cornering. "

 

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