2013 MotoGP: Will Yamaha Bring the Seamless Gearbox at Misano? [Video]
Having tested the seamless transmission at Brno earlier in August, Yamaha's motorcycles seemed to offer improved performance, there's still the reliability problem, as i looks like Valentino Rossi's machine stalled at Brno doe to a faulty gearbox.
While a potential retreat for Rossi would only bring him closer to Cal Crutchlow in the world standing, such a scenario involving Jorge Lorenzo would mean kind of letting the 2013 title go. 9 points behind Pedrosa and 39 behind Marquez is definitely not the best time to kill a race due to a gearbox which breaks down.
Both Yamaha bikes seem to have improved a bit on the brakes, but are still a long way from the shape the two riders would like them to be in. As Lorenzo said, the title is not lost, but the remainder of the championship will be a battle really hard to fight.
Ahead of the Misano round, Yamaha is teasing the new sport watch coming from TW Steel.
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