The 15-time MotoGP race winner this year will be participating in his first full season at Yamaha since 2012, while he continues RNF race – rebranding with Petronas SRT, which he joined under a Yamaha contract from last year’s San Marino Grand Prix.
Davisioza has spoken very openly about his struggle to adapt his driving style to Yamaha since last September, driving a completely different Ducati for eight years from 2013 to 2020.
At the last pre-season test of 2022 in Indonesia Davisioza was 19th overall and for a second departed from the best pace.
Although he feels he has succeeded in braking – he even said he is “better” than the 2021 world champion Fabio Quartararo in this area – he admits that he is “not yet 100%” in the way he turns the bike.
“No, still not, I’m not 100%. I’m getting better, my well-being has improved, ”he said when asked by Motorsport.com if he could still put pressure on Yamaha 2022.
“These three days [in Indonesia] were really much better than in Malaysia, we tried fairing, we tried different things and everything was a little better in some areas, in other areas still not.
“So the end result is not what I want because I want to be more ahead.
“So I’m happy if I’m faster. The work we did, I think it was nice, so we tried everything we needed to try and we tried to improve. ”
Andrea Davisioza, RNF MotoGP Racing
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He added: “I have much better braking. At this point I’m even better than Fabio, and Fabio brakes very well. I’m just happy to find such a way to slow down, and it’s positive.
“But I’m losing a lot in some other areas – and too much.
“This track is a little weird because you always have to stick to the perspective, so my weak spot gets a little bigger.
“But when braking I feel good and braking is good, but in some areas I lost too much.
“In three days I’ve been getting better and better because I’ve been closer, but I still don’t feel comfortable doing it, and that’s where I need to be better, and it can help me be closer and better drive the bus way ».