The rule that teams are not allowed to change their engines from the 2020 season to the 2021 season makes it very difficult for teams to work with Yamaha engines. The racers had the most problems Maverick Vinales, Valentino Rossi in Fabio Quartararowho used an engine made for the 2020 season. They had a particularly big problem in the middle of the season when they also started to lose their primacy in MotoGP, which they acquired at the beginning of the season.
Due to corrections throughout the season, it was Yamaha also punished by deprivation of points. The penalty was not imposed on the racers either, which raised a lot of dust among the other racers. The supplier of current parts did not provide large enough material quality, so they wanted to replace it and thus violated the policy.
Maverick Vinales he used up all five of his engines, so he also had to start from the pits in one race. All the other racers finished the season with five engines and he can see Lynn Jarvis a positive point in preparing the engine for the 2021 season. “For the 2021 season, we are completely confident in our engines because of the reliability we have seen in using the right valves this season. We’re always running out of horsepower, so we could do something more. But this we will have to wait for the 2022 season when we will be able to develop the engine. I don’t really expect any major changes this season. Therefore, we will try to improve some of the shortcomings of the engine in the short term in the 2020 season and look at the development of the engine in the long run when it is allowed, ” he says Lynn Jarvis.