What do Yamaha look for in a rider?

In the latest episode of the MotoGP™ Podcast, Managing Director of Yamaha Motorsport Lin Jarvis sat down with Matt Dunn and Fran Wyld in Jerez – socially distanced of course – for a sensational and insightful chat about his life, and what it’s been like working with superstars. One of the topics Jarvis delved into was how do Yamaha pick out the talent they want in their premier class team. The London-born Jarvis admits he isn’t “a genius” at picking out young riders, like Repsol Honda Team Manager Alberto Puig does, but he and Yamaha have a different philosophy. “I’m not a genius at picking out young riders, I’m not a guy who can spot a kid at 13 coming through. There are many but the number that become World Champions are very few. That’s, a lot of riders are very talented but few have that plus alpha, that extra touch that you’re really looking for.

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