MotoGP, A disappointed Morbidelli struggles with shock absorber problems

For Franco Morbidelli it was a Sunday to forget because the Italo-Brazilian race was marked at the start. Unfortunately, the problem was with a shock absorber, as he himself explained after the race.

“Unfortunately I had a problem with the shock absorber – Franco explained – it was like it was empty, that’s the feeling I got, it wasn’t normal. The problem has a big impact because when I go out on the track I have to slowly take a lap and we still have to understand why. “

Morbidelli can’t even give an explanation for what happened …

“We have to investigate carefully as I had this thing over the weekend. The fact is that for me this problem mostly happens in the evening and doesn’t occur at other times of the day.

But it is not the first time that Franco has struggled with this situation …

“I felt this problem during the tests and then on the race weekend. It’s something inexplicable because in the warm temperatures I can be strong and competitive. However, in the evening I have problems and have to take a risk to set the times and stay with the fast drivers. My potential is then reversed and in the end it showed. We have to solve this problem as soon as possible. “

Today when he started, Franco already realized that his race was over.

“We had a problem on the grid, but we decided to race anyway. The holeshot activated itself and it wasn’t clear why. On the grid, the team solved the problem, but in the race the situation was complicated and that The rear looked “empty”, as if it had no damping. Unfortunately, the driving experience was not what I expected. If I had wanted, I could have stopped, but I drove to study the problem better “.

Now all you have to do is rely on Yamaha and his right-hand man on the track, Ramon Forcada …

“Ramon is as analytical as ever, exploring all possible solutions. He is already working to solve the incident. Unfortunately, as I said, I have problems in this situation, I have to slow down for a second, I can accelerate, but I have to slow down a second.

However, the Petronas man tried to stay proactive for the next race.

“The problem is so great that I am paralyzed and numb. But I try to stay calm even when I’m basically sad. However, in these moments, I think it’s important to stay positive. The fact is that we will be racing again next Sunday evening and have to sort out the situation ”.