Where once the Japanese manufacturers dominated grand prix racing's premier class, right now, both Yamaha and Honda find themselves in the MotoGP doldrums. The man charged with turning Yamaha's fortunes around is Yamaha Motor Racing Managing Director Lin Jarvis.
In the first part of the interview I conducted with him at Silverstone, Jarvis explained why Yamaha had decided to sign Alex Rins instead of Franco Morbidelli for 2024, and why the Japanese factories are struggling. In this second part, we discuss Yamaha's plans for a satellite team, what they need to do to attract one, and the criteria they would apply. Jarvis also explains why he thinks concessions would be good for Yamaha, and exactly which concessions would help them find their competitive edge again.