Franco Morbidelli won his first podium this season at the Spanish MotoGP in 2021. The result was inseparable from the ‘magic modification’ on Morbidelli’s M1 ride.
The Petronas Yamaha SRT rider, who last season was the runner-up of the world championship, opened MotoGP 2021 with difficulty after only being able to gain 4 points from the first two series thanks to finishing in 18th and 12th position.
Morbidelli began to polish the results in the third series in Portimao, Portugal. At that time he managed to complete the race in fourth position.
Then in Jerez, Sunday (2/5) evening WIB, Franco Morbidelli won his inaugural podium in MotoGP 2021. He, among others, maximized the arm pump constraints of Fabio Quartararo in his progress to finish third.
The Spanish MotoGP podium won by Franco Morbidelli (right), Francesco Bagnaia (left) who was the runner-up, and Jack Miller (center) the series champion. Photo: AP / Jose Breton
“It was an extraordinary race. I continued to push throughout the race. In the end we were rewarded with this podium,” said Morbidelli as reported Autosport.
The 2017 Moto2 world champion then also gave his own appreciation to his team. In particular for Ramon Forcada, the mechanical boss of the Morbidelli crew, who did the ‘modif magic‘on the bike while warming up before the race.
“This morning Ramon did his magical modification and the feeling I got on the bike got a little better and I was able to ride the bike very solidly and aggressively. I’m very satisfied with the results and I’m happy.”
“We’ve increased the grip and it’s really useful. In the race I still feel less grip, but the mods we’ve done make it less pronounced,” he said. Franco Morbidelli.
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