PETRONAS Yamaha Sepang Racing Team has extended Franco Morbidelli‘s contract, which sees the Italian through 2021 and 2022 MotoGP seasons.
The Italian rider, who was MotoGP Rookie of the Year in 2018, joined PETRONAS Yamaha SRT in 2019 for the team’s debut MotoGP season.
The year saw Morbidelli make four front row starts and claim seven top-six finishes aboard his Yamaha YZR-M1. In addition to this, Franco was also vital in helping to secure the 2019 Top Independent Team honours for PETRONAS Yamaha SRT, finishing 10th in the riders’ championship with 115 points to his name.
The Malaysian-based team now looks forward to being able to see Franco back in action at the first MotoGP round of 2020 in Jerez (17-19 July).
Franco will be joined by 9 time world champion Valentino Rossi, announcement will be made in a couple of days, so stay tuned!