Franco Morbidelli secures two-year deal Petronas Yamaha SRT deal

Rennie Scaysbrook | July 13, 2020

Franco Morbidelli has secured a two-year extension of his tenure at the Petronas Yamaha SRT MotoGP squad, securing his future until the end of 2022.

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Franco Morbidelli gets two more years at Petronas Yamaha SRT.

2019 was a breakout year for Morbidelli, who took four front-row starts and seven top-six finishes aboard his Yamaha YZR-M1.

“I’m very pleased to be renewing with Petronas Yamaha Sepang Racing Team as we had such a great season together last year, working with a great drive to achieve success,” Morbidelli said. “I think it’s important for me to continue with the same team, bike and environment going forward as it feels great to work with them.”

The rumored appointment of Valentino Rossi as Morbidelli’s teammate is still to be confirmed, with Petronas team manager Razlan Razali suggesting the announcement could come by this Thursday, July 16 ahead of the Spanish MotoGP.

 

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Rennie Scaysbrook | Road Test Editor Rennie Scaysbrook is our Road Test Editor. A lifetime rider, the Aussie made the trek across the Pacific to live the dream in the U.S. of A. Likes puppies and wheelies.