Lin Jarvis – Lin Jarvis is disappointed after 2016 German GP. Yamaha does not bring home many points and Marc Marquez is away in the world championship. After the German race questions are many. Why did Yamaha miss the race? Marc Marquez and his team won without problems and gave a lesson in strategy.
Jarvis surrendered to the Spanish Honda’s third win of the season. But Lin should understand why Valentino Rossi came eighth, now at 59 points by Marquez, and why Jorge Lorenzo came 15th, at 48. A drama if we think the Yamaha M1 is at least one step ahead of the Honda bike, with more traction problems and adaptation to new electronics.
Lin Jarvis: “We made too many mistakes”
How could Marquez have much advantage with a motorcycle worse than Yamaha official? His answer sounds very clear. “What about us? We made too many mistakes. That’s all. Technical issues, in particular, as the engine of the Mugello, which cost 25 points. Seven falls this weekend (adding Lorenzo, Pol and Smith). Jorge fell three times. The race strategy was not good. Marc Marquez was perfect considering he was ranked sixth in the rain and fell to ninth when he went off the track. Marquez has made mistakes in the race, while we get many.” said Lin Jarvis.
The first step to solving a problem is to recognize that a problem exists. “I hope it goes better in the second half of the season and that the rivals have problems. It’s possible to change the situation in the second half of the season. It’s not easy, but possible. We are in the ninth race and we are 48 and 59 points behind Marquez. Mathematically it is still possible. Because there are many points still. But I say that it will not be easy. Because Marquez is pulling out all the performance of a bike that is not easy to drive.” concluded Lin Jarvis.