Speaking to motorsport.com, Yamaha Managing Director Lin Jarvis has shed some light on the impact that Luca Marmorini, the Iwata factory’s new engine collaborator, has had so far.
Yamaha’s engine performance has been a big talking point for the past year, with Fabio Quartararo (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP™) having to ride the wheels off his YZR-M1 to challenge Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati Lenovo Team) for the title last season. At the Sepang Test, plenty of eyes were planted on the top speed charts – and it made for good reading for Yamaha. How much is that down to Yamaha’s collaboration with Luca Marmorini, a former Ferrari Formula One engine engineer who also helped Aprilia develop their RS-GP into a race-winning package?
“Since we started working with them, which was a year ago, we have gone through different phases. I would say that their direct impact is not too great, because first they had to understand where we were,” says Jarvis to motorsport.com.
“Basically, the engine we now have on the bike is the one we should have used last year. We discovered the problem halfway through 2022… What Marmoto does very well is to alert our engineers and show them where they need to focus and what aspects they need to pay attention to.”
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