Start of the 2021 MotoGP season with three wins in three races for Yamaha. The last time it happened was over a decade ago, in that triumphant 2010.
A decidedly positive start to the 2021 MotoGP season for Yamaha. In fact, in the first three GPs just disputed we have always found a rider from the house of the three tuning forks on the top step of the podium: once Viñales, twice Quartararo. Something that hasn’t really been seen for a long time, precisely for over a decade. Moreover, at that time the season ended with one of his world champion drivers. Of course, it is too early to make world calculations, with many variables to consider, but they have definitely started on the right foot. And it cannot be denied that we are dreaming of a result that has been missing since 2015.
THE LAST TIME WAS IN 2010
In fact, to find three Yamaha victories in the first three Grand Prix of the year we have to go back to the 2010 season. In Qatar on the scoresheet a double from the then duo of the Japanese house, with Valentino Rossi winning ahead of Jorge Lorenzo. This is followed by the Spanish GP with the Majorcan in triumph and his colleague on the third step of the podium, only to have another double at Le Mans, with ‘Porfuera’ winning again. Thus began the race for the first MotoGP title for the latter, which will later secure another seven victories. Since then Yamaha had won the first two GPs of the year at most (Viñales in 2017, Quartararo last year).
Each season is certainly a story in itself, but at the end of the race, the new world leader made a very interesting speech. “I feel mentally much stronger,” he told last Sunday at a press conference. “Above all, I learned to look less at the negative and focus on the positive aspects. For 70% it always depends on your mind.” On the other side of the garage, Viñales has just returned from a much more complicated GP than expected but is ready to get back into the game at Jerez. And let’s not forget the reigning MotoGP vice-champion Franco Morbidelli, great 4th at Portimao with a less up-to-date Yamaha.
Over the weekend from April 30 to May 2, the race will take place in Jerez de la Frontera. It will be another important test for the Iwata manufacturer. Hunt for that lack of consistency in the 2020 season, despite being the home with the most league wins. We recall that last year on the Andalusian track it was a double. We saw the success of the French driver in front of his current teammate. It goes without saying that the goal will be none other than trying to match this result.