Petronas Yamaha’s Franco Morbidelli has returned to a setup given to him by crew chief Ramon Forcada at the start of the year after a lot of ‘playing around’.
The Italian grabbed his first top-five result since Assen at the British MotoGP round because he went back to the setting prescribed by Forcada, the man who guided Jorge Lorenzo to three world titles on a Yamaha M1.
“The thing is we’ve been working a lot, we’ve been playing around a lot and this sometimes might take you in a good direction or the wrong direction,” said Morbidelli.
“And unfortunately, we ended up discovering that the bike that Ramon gave me in the beginning of the year was the right one.
“Normally I started to play around a lot [with set-up], but we understood that was the good bike. Sometimes you need to take a step back to take a step forward.”