Franco Morbidelli is a great driver who is talked about a lot. 2020 was a great year for him, and in an interview with motorsport.com he compared that season to his current performance. “I feel like a better rider,” he said, as quoted by motorsport.com “I feel like difficulties make you stronger, and I feel like I changed many, many things when I swapped bikes.
I changed crew, I changed ligament, I changed bike, and I changed team. So, many, many changes that slowed the process down. It’s normal [that people don’t appreciate your struggles]. I don’t care. People will not care about you like you care about you, or like your close people care about you.
People just see what’s going on, on track. So, it really doesn’t make me feel angry, it’s normal, it’s how it goes”.
Franco Morbidelli and Yamaha
Morbidelli is happy for the Yamaha themes and for the support he had from the very start.
Yamaha had an understanding for him. Morbideli took advantage of things in the right way. “When I arrived and I understood that it was going to be very tough to extract potential from the bike. “They hung on tight, they stayed close to me and they always supported me, they always believed in me and I always believed in them.
“They are working and they kept working to improve the flaws that we all know that the bike has. “We are in this together and I’m pleased to be able now to extract speed from the bike and to be able to change completely my style, going from being a smooth rider to being a very aggressive rider.
“So, I’m happy about the changes I was able to do. It was a tough season, but with a happy ending I would say”.