Nothing is going well this season for a Franco Morbidelli whose official speech full of optimism and hope contrasts with constantly depressing results. The Yamaha official, and let’s remember, as a teammate of Fabio Quartararo, has only obtained one top 10 this MotoGP season. The Italian fought his way up to 7th at Mandalika in the rain and since then nothing has worked out as it should for the Yamaha rider. At Sachsenring he finished 13th, overall Franky is only 19e and at the end of this first day in Assen he is only 18th. As if that were not enough, he has just suffered the pangs of the sanction…
Franco Morbidelli is in on it, to the point that he now incurs the wrath of his colleagues. There was a precedent last weekend at the Sachsenring where he got in the way Aleix Espargaro in a fast lap of FP3, and the Italian-Brazilian had been warned for it. A reprieve which only lasted a week since, during FP1 of this Dutch Grand Prix, the Yamaha rider hampered Marco Bezzecchi but also twice Enea Bastianini so in a fast lap during FP2…
The pilot Gresini was particularly very angry at these last two facts which he considers to have been prohibitive for his provisional entry into Q2. So much so that his team went to Race Direction to report the incident. ” Franco embarrassed me twice in a row today despite going over the green, and so my turn was wasted. He got in the line and cut the throttle explained Enea on GPOne. ” I don’t understand why he did it. I want to see the glass half full: today I went pretty fast and I enjoyed it, it’s ok “.
Franco Morbidelli will take a long lap on Sunday in Assen
But up to a point, because Bastianini does not intend to pass the towel: ” in MotoGP, but also in the other categories, these are things that should not be done he continued. ” The second time, i risked hitting him in a pretty quick point, i don’t know if he was thinking of anything else, but some things can’t be done. I’m sure Franco didn’t do it on purpose but he should be penalizedbecause he made a dangerous maneuver “.
And the Race Direction was of the same opinion as the protege of Carlo Pernat who will have to run a long lap during the race of this Grand Prix of the Netherlands on Sunday.
MotoGP Assen J1: lap times
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