Massimo Meregalli would like to see more Yamaha R1s on the World Superbike grid in 2010, the Yamaha WSB boss saying their involvement would certainly bolster its factory effort.
Despite currently lying second in the World Superbike standings, Yamaha are represented by just one full-time independent outfit in the form of GMT 94, who enter a single bike for David Checa.
By contrast, Ducat have a total of six bikes on the grid and Ten Kate Honda are backed up by four further entries, while even Kawasaki began the year with six ZX-10Rs in the field.
Indeed, with the likes of Stiggy Honda, Sterilgarda Ducai and Guandalini Ducati proving to be competitive front runners so far this season, Yamaha, by contrast, is barely represented beyond Ben Spies and Tom Sykes.
As such, Meregalli has offered support to any prospective satellite team in 2010, in much the same way they are currently helping GSE Racing runaway with the British Superbike Championship.
“We are already supplying bikes to Yamaha UK and we are working together with GSE Racing,” he told Crash.net
. “We have a really good relationship with GSE, so maybe we can have the same with another team, so there is a satellite team in World Superbikes.
“Personally I would be happy to see a lot of Yamahas on the grid and, for sure, we'd give them all the support they need.”