RNF MotoGP team Principal, Datuk Razlan Razali has placed full trust in his rider, Andrea Dovizioso to get back ahead of the real competition next season.
After ending his collaboration with Ducati at the end of last season, Dovizioso failed to get a place with other teams before joining the Petronas Yamaha Sepang Racing Team (SRT) last September.
Despite only five races, the return of the 35 -year -old rider is seen as positive, but still has not been able to get past the top 10.
Datuk Razlan said in a gathering of “Kami Gear ke 7”, (We Are The 7th Gear) fans, his 2022 team RNF WithU MotoGP Yamaha Team, the Italian rider will get 2022 Factory Yamaha spec machine to be more competitive in 2022.
As many fans out there compare Dovizioso with Valentino Rossi. They predicted that Dovizioso’s fate would end like Rossi who was no longer competitive at that age, but Datuk Razlan has faith in Dovizioso that Dovi will peak at this age 36, where by Valentino Rossi was at the peak chasing his 10th title.
“If we look at the age of the two riders, it is quite far. I believe Dovizioso who will be 36 years old come 2022 start at Qatar will be able to get the best riding rhythm with Yamaha once the transition to the 2022 factory machine is fully completed.
“He has been with Ducati for eight years and definitely needs time to get his best ride. The last time he sat on a Yamaha machine was in 2012 and of course it was very different.
Dovi will use the same 2022 machinery as Fabio Quartararo and Franco Morbidelli. So I’m sure there’s no problem for him to compete for the podium.
Our main focus at the moment is to test the machinery in Sepang early next year and then we will evaluate from time to time. He is one of the most experienced riders on the grid.
I think he can bring a lot of experience to the team and will develop the Yamaha 2022 machine well! Dato Razlan added, and for Darren Binder, the rookie, he hopes that Darren could emulate Fabio on his rookie season and become 2022 Rookie of the Year.