MDP Live - Monster Energy Yamaha has finally officially launched a new motorbike for MotoGP 2022. Director Massimo Meregalli realizes that it is not easy to win two championship titles in a row.
The launch was carried out before carrying out an official test at the Sepang Circuit, Malaysia. The launch was also attended by two Monster Energy Yamaha racers, namely Fabio Quartararo and Franco Morbidelli.
"We are well aware that winning one championship is relatively easy compared to trying to win it twice in a row. So the heat is on!" said team director Massimo Meregalli, reported by Crash.net.
“We are all starting from zero again, and we have a long season ahead of us with 21 GPs on the calendar. We must not dwell too much on the past: we need to focus on the task ahead and move forward if we are to finish first again."
Quartararo made history as France's first premier class champion in his debut season in the factory team.
The 22-year-old punished his rivals for an inconsistent start to the season with seven podiums in the first ten rounds, including four wins, while crucially limiting damage during an arm pump problem at Jerez and a skin problem in Catalunya.
As victory dried up after Silverstone, round 12, Quartararo then managed to lead the points to secure the title with two rounds remaining.
Despite this, Quartararo finished the season repeatedly warning that Yamaha had to give more engine and straight-line performance to take on Ducati in 2022. But no such improvement appeared in the 2021 final test, meaning Yamaha now only has five days of testing at Sepang. (two days). ) and then Mandalika (three days) to fulfill their star rider's only real request.
“Both Fabio and Franco are undeniable talents, and their racing suits our bike as well. One of them will be looking to ensure his dominance on the MotoGP field. While the other riders want to show their full potential now that he is getting closer to full recovery from his injury, so we are ready to fight."