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Yamaha explains why Morbidelli wasn't given factory MotoGP bike

Yamaha MotoGP team boss Lin Jarvis says 2020 championship runner-up Franco Morbidelli deserves a factory-spec M1, but it simply wasn't possible to give him one for 2021. Morbidelli is the only one of Yamaha's four riders in 2021 not to have factory-supported current-spec machinery, with the Italian remaining on the lesser 'A-spec' M1. This is despite winning three of Yamaha's seven grand prix victories last year and finishing the campaign as its top rider in second place in the standings, 13 points off title-winner Joan Mir and four places clear of Maverick Vinales on the first of the 2020 M1s. Speaking at Yamaha's factory team launch event on Monday, Jarvis explained why Morbidelli wasn't...
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