Fabio Quartararo has a two-year contract with Yamaha. The French will race on the Factory Monster Energy Yamaha team for the 2023 and 2024 seasons.
This move has long been expected. Despite early rumors that Quartararo was disappointed with Yamaha’s offer, the two were destined to come together.
Quartararo has a very good understanding of the Yamaha M1 and can use the bike to be very competitive.
And because Quartararo is the only competitive rider, Yamaha had no choice but to do what it needed to maintain Quartararo.
The Quartararo renewal is also a sign of Yamaha’s confidence in its ability to build competitive bikes.
The factory brought in a newer, more powerful engine for the 2022 season, but was unable to ensure sufficient reliability and switched to the previous generation engine.
Work continues to increase the reliability of the engines they rejected and increase the maximum speed of the Yamaha M1.
Signed by Quartararo, the number of registered riders in 2023 will be up to seven. Marc Marquez, Aleix Espargaro, Maverick Viñales, Brad Binder and Pekko Banyaia all have contracts until 2024, while Franco Morbidelli has contracts until 2023.
It is still unclear whether the contract will be respected and whether Morbidelli complies with the performance provisions of his contract.
Source: Yamaha Racing
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