MotoGp, Davide Brivio: “Words of Marc Marquez alarming.”

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Former Yamaha team manager: “Ducati and the Europeans have established a new way of racing.”

Former Yamaha team principal Davide Brivio in an interview with Slick Magazine explained the current difficulties of the Japanese bikes: Honda and Yamaha are clearly lagging behind Ducati.

“The Europeans are more aggressive in their approach to racing, which is why they have established a new way of racing. The model is F1, but it is the approach that has changed, approaching racing with the goal of having more and more high-performance bikes, leaving no stone unturned and continuing to improve.”

According to Brivio, “Honda and Yamaha take to the track without having accurate data. They have not fully understood that this MotoGP is nothing like it was 20 years ago. There has always been a conservative approach. Before, the evolutions were small during the season, concentrating the bulk of the innovations for the following championship.”

Especially Honda is in the crosshairs, and some recent words from Marc Marquez confirm the difficulties: “I heard Marc Marquez say that he had asked the team why they were testing a specific part. He had revealed that they did not know. This means that in Honda they continue to use the old method: they copy what they see around and throw various components into the fray to figure out the results, but this way they don’t get their way.”

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