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Yamaha 'not giving up' on top speed deficit despite 2021 MotoGP engine freeze

Yamaha MotoGP project leader Takahiro Sumi insists the Japanese marque is "not giving up" on finding top speed gains with the M1 for 2021 despite a freeze on engine development. As part of COVID-19 cost-saving measures, all manufacturers (except KTM, which has been granted special dispensation to develop its engine after losing its concessions for next season) will have to start the 2021 campaign on their current engines, with all but Aprilia unable to develop their motors for the rest of the year.Yamaha has typically been the slowest manufacturer for straightline speed this season, with its deficit to the fastest bike - usually a Ducati - in the speed traps at some circuits...
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