Monster Yamaha's Cal Crutchlow will sit down with the factory to try and thrash out a way of getting more speed from the YZR-M1 next season after being 'blasted' on the back straight at Motorland Aragon today by Stefan Bradl's satellite LCR Honda.
The Coventry man reckoned that no-one had a hope of beating Dani Pedrosa on the works RC213V in Spain today and that something needs to be done over the winter to try and level the playing field.
"Nobody was beating a Honda this weekend, no way. I always stick by what I say and if you put Jorge on that bike he will win by 20 seconds. This is a tough track for Yamaha, they knew that from three years ago with the 800 but we've got no acceleration, no top speed compared to their bikes," said Crutchlow, speaking at Aragon.
"Bradl passed us all like we were stood still on the back straight and he's on a satellite bike. Obviously, it's still a decent bike but if he had been near Jorge, he would have blasted past him. I think we need to sit down and assess the situation with Yamaha and see what we can do. Obviously it's not going to happen this year but for next year it is going to be important."