Both Bezzechi and Martin have both have shoulder surgeries. Martin took top spot in FP1 and Bezzechi took a fast fall on his way to making the fastest lap, until the fall. It will be interesting how they handle the whole race.
Low grip track sure has mixed up the first two rows this round.
There was a lot of close calls in the two practices I watched caused by lack of traction. It is new slab and listening to the tire techs they said it is a real smooth surface. Easier on the tires but hurts the traction. Needs more rubber on it.
Has Yamaha found something or was this just the right track for them?
Some rounds back they want back to last years setups that helped Quart get back some good feeling with the bike.
Also with the low grip of the track and the Yami having the lowest torque it helped with rear grip. If you watch FP1 and P2, you’ll see Bag’s rear tire was loosing traction coming out of the corner. Simon was saying that they was having problems getting the torque map adjusted
In powering through Q2, the Sprint and Pre-race chatter, I’m sure somewhere I heard Crafar say that Yamaha has deployed a front or F/R lowering device that gives them parity.
If this is true, Quartararo might be closer to being back in the game.
I seem to remember Rossi pulling off something like this several years ago, pre-Marquez era,in the rain. He started way back in 16th or something and was flying by guys like they were tied to the guardrail.
Impressed the heck out of me.