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Yamaha seamless gearbox still 'in development'

Yamaha's MotoGP group leader Kouichi Tsuji has admitted his team are still lagging behind Honda's seamless-shift gearbox technology but said a similar system is in development.

Speaking at the team's Jerez launch, the Japanese said: "Honestly speaking, we are in development. For sure, we are disadvantaged when it comes to our competitors and their transmissions.

"But we have a much bigger advantage in both our riders, much better than seamless gearbox," he joked.


He went on to say he believed a seamless transmission would be worth around two tenths for a lap of Jerez, but then added another gag that his riders were worth a second.

Valentino Rossi said: "I think the seamless gearbox will be very important for improve our bike. Both Jorge and I hope that Yamaha are working on the project and we don't know when it will be here."

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