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Morbidelli launches Misano MotoGP “I didn’t think it was possible”

Morbidelli has been inactive since the Dutch TT in June after undergoing surgery for a left knee injury and returned to Misano last weekend. It also made its debut with the Yamaha Factory Team as a successor to Maverick Viñales.

The three MotoGP race winners were 16th and 18th in the race. This was 36.2 seconds from the victory he described as a “good weekend.”

However, Morbidelli admits that he didn’t expect to actually race in the warm-up session, suffering from a knee injury.

“It was a good weekend for me. It was nice to be back on the bike, back in the race for the first time in a while and jump on a new bike with a new team and without recovery from injury,” he said. rice field. I started.

“And the race, I was already happy with it and in fact this morning was a really tough warm-up for me, and I didn’t think it was possible to race.

“But with adrenaline and some painkillers, we were able to manage it, and we were able to do it at a consistent pace.

“Yes, we were with Valentino [Rossi]However, I just jumped on this bike, I was still recovering from my injury, and I stayed on the couch for 3 months, so I think it was very good.

“In fact, the race gave me a lot of information about the bike. I was able to better understand the bike. In fact, I like it.

“It’s like a fighter bike, I like it and it gave me a little more understanding of what I need.

“It was a great weekend, I’m glad I came back, and now we’re stepping up the game.”

Franco Morbidelli, Yamaha Factory Racing

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Morbidelli said he didn’t expect the Grand Prix, but he feels it’s right to speed up the recovery period to “keep his skills”.

“I’m a man suffering from expectations. I just do things, see how it appears, and if the results aren’t good, I try to improve it,” he added. To enjoy it.

“This weekend was really important to get back to MotoGP. [bike], This category is tough and I should have missed it if I missed half a year, so there are many things I do not want to miss from a riding point of view, and I also miss my skills. There are a few things you don’t want to miss, just the eyes of the fight, the speed.

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“So I definitely forced [recovery] But I think I made the right choice because I was able to make a fairly linear weekend.

“I was able to stay on the bike, I understood and was able to make the whole race.

“I know I’m not in a good position, but they’re 24 animals and I can’t expect to stay on the couch for three months and jump on a new bike with a new crew to join the game.” Morbidelli launches Misano MotoGP “I didn’t think it was possible”

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