The Yamaha will not intervene on its own engines, withdrawing the request formal presented a few days ago in the last MSMA meeting in which he had received the ‘no’ of two rival manufacturers (according to some Honda and Ducati sources). Iwata then retracted its position, agreeing to continue with the tools currently available after the alleged request by other manufacturers to present documents to learn more about the faults detected on the Japanese engine: in fact, there was talk of defective valves on which to intervene.
Achieved by the microphones of Sky Sport during the first free practice session of the Styrian Grand Prix, Maio Meregalli confirmed Yamaha’s renunciation by explaining how the Japanese technicians found countermeasures without having to break the FIM seals. The Italian team manager he then denied the rumor that the engine rpm had been reduced to preserve reliability, with power levels that have remained the same for all the Grands Prix held so far.
Viñales, Rossi and Morbidelli have already lost one engine out of the five available for the entire championship span. The Spaniard has already used the remaining four at least once, as has the team Petronas duo. Quartararo, however, still has a new one available, while the Doctor has used three.