MotoGP, the misfortune pursued by Morbidelli: should he look around? – News

First of all, the Morbido boasts a title won in Moto2in 2017. If you think that that milestone has little to do with the top class, we will answer how the Italian-Brazilian has – precisely in the premier category – conquered 3 wins and 3 podiums. Among the 24 entered in the current series, few enjoy such palmares.

Moreover, in 2020, “Franky” even touched the maximum stake, which escaped him very little, hit by Joan Mir with the Suzuki. Here, two years ago, month plus month less, the number 21 reached the peak of his career, and he was racing for the satellite formation Petrosas SRT. Ever since he joined the Monster Factory Yamaha team, or shortly before, things have begun to turn very well for him.

Soft 2021: knee injury and team change

Have as a boxing partner Valentino Rossi, on paper, it had to give Morbidelli an extra boost. The two are friends, colleagues in Academy VR46, and have shared many good moments and sporting successes. Although Franco was destined for a rather “dated” M1 – contrary to the official given to Rossi – the conditions for doing well were there, and how.

It went differently. Podium Of Jerez, third place, aside. By removing Portimao’s fourth position, the other finishers disappointed him and the expectations surrounding him. Also, there was a bad time to go through, because theinjury remedied in training to precede the Dutch stage forced him to rest, in the jump of 5 Grands Prix.

Back in his Misano, the inclusion in Monster Energy Factory it had to represent a career dream realized, but not a point of arrival, but of departure. Nothing to do, given that the injured, operated and poorly healed knee affected the rest of the season.

Early 2022 to be archived. Almost

Eleventh in Qatar (badly, and the judgment is based taking into account a really suffering M1 in Lusail), seventh in Mandalika (well, we remind you, however, that Fabio Quartararo, with the same bike, got on the second step of the podium), zero in Termas , but why?

Because Franco had a laundry in Argentina. Or rather, his bike had a punctured tire, which happens very rarely in MotoGP. Still, it happened. This is bad luck, the Spaniards would say. Even in Italy they say this, while in Brazil we don’t know, but we ask Morbidelli as soon as we see it.

Morbidelli deserves a leading role: should you look around?

Also because – if you decide – it should arrive within the Monster Energy Yamaha team Toprak Razgatlioglu, as you currently know in SBK, already under the aegis of Yamaha. In that case, if – and we say “if” – Fabio Quartararo if he stayed in his place, Franky himself would jump.

And we would be sorry, but up to a certain point because, perhaps, elsewhere he would find stimuli, trust and luck. A change of scenery is good, if you have (at least) an ex, you know. Here, is there still love between Morbido and Yamaha? We admit we have not understood it, but we are waiting for the Austin Grand Prix. There may be answers.

If the spark has died down, and certainly it is already doing so, the pilot should get on the market: a good one Suzuki would do for you, or one KTM or one Ducati. Here, in the first two cases they would be official, in the third satellite. But with the bike and the satellite team, Franco got the best of it, right?

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