Franco and Fabio were joined by Team Principal, and Sepang International Circuit CEO, Razlan Razali, Team Director, Johan Stigefelt and Team Manager, Wilco Zeelenberg, Khairul Hisham Hj Mazlan, Head, Brand Management, Group Strategic Communications Petronas, General Manager of Motorsports Development Division & President of Yamaha Motor Racing, Hiroshi Ito and Yamaha Motor Racing Managing Director & Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Team Principal, Lin Jarvis.
After a stellar rookie season in 2019, Petronas Yamaha Sepang Racing Team is eager to build on its foundations as the first-ever Malaysian team in MotoGP. Last year saw the team become Top Independent Team, finishing fourth in the overall team standings, with rider Fabio Quartararo taking the Rookie of the Year title and Top Independent Rider.
2018 Rookie of the Year Franco Morbidelli and 2019 Rookie of the Year Fabio Quartararo both enter their second season with the squad, eager to deliver even stronger results than those seen last year. The MotoGP team has continuity of personnel in support of the riders.
Featuring an updated look with the latest Petronas branding, the team’s Yamaha YZR-M1 will be in Factory-spec for Fabio - who is set to join the factory Yamaha team in 2021 - and A-spec for Franco for the season ahead.
2020 also marks the second year of Petronas as the team’s title partner. The impressive results achieved by the team last season are a testament to the Malaysian energy company’s Fluid Technology Solutions that have powered PYSRT to and six pole positions and seven podiums in its rookie year.