Razlan Razali celebrates Valentino Rossi’s entry into Petronas SRT. For the next MotoGP season, the manager asks Yamaha for more consistency
At Petronas SRT, the countdown for the presentation of the new MotoGP team begins. The team made up of Valentino Rossi and Franco Morbidelli will debut in Losail on 5 March for the shakedown. It will be the first approach with the new Yamaha M1 of 2021, to understand the progress made by Iwata. There are several problems to solve in order to achieve consistency of results. First of all, Yamaha needs a better grip at the rear and maximum speed on the straight. Moreover, electronics and frame have to be able to make the most of the new rear tire.
The Malaysian team is the youngest on the MotoGP grid but it can boast the top experience with Valentino Rossi. A dream come true for Razlan Razali after Fabio Quartararo’s departure. “Valentino is an icon, a mentor for many young people,” said the Asian businessman in an interview with FOX Sports Asia. “He will definitely benefit our team because we also have riders in Moto3 and Moto2 who can stay close to him and see how he works. Receive advice from him will motivate them more. We really want to see how he works and learn from him”.
RAZALI ASKS FOR TECHNICAL CONSISTENCY
After the fight for the title with Morbidelli in 2020, the goal remains unchanged. Technical answers are awaited to raise the potential of the Yamaha prototype. “The general problem is that we don’t have the middle ground. Either we give our all or we do very badly, this was the big problem for Yamaha last year” added Razlan Razali. It’s hard to blame him considering the seven victories last year. “It’s a great bike and I think we’ll solve the problems.”
Joan Mir’s Suzuki confirmed itself as champion with only one success, but it had consistency on its side. “We will try to be more consistent. ‘Franky’ succeeded, he was more consistent than Fabio, Maverick, and Valentino Rossi. We have to find good middle ground in order not to do so badly in some races. Consistency is the priority for us this year. I think both Yamaha and our team can do it.” In anticipation of the presentation on February 18, Petronas SRT announces Doctor’s arrival with a game of numbers 4 + 6. The hope of millions of MotoGP fans is that the result is 10 … world titles!