Right after Yamaha announced that Maverick Vinales will be renewing his contract with Yamaha for another 2 years till 2022, few hours later Yamaha announced that Fabio Quartataro will be joining the Yamaha Factory Racing MotoGP Team as his team-mate for 2021 and 2022.
Quartataro’s results in his rookie season in MotoGP was sensational with 6 pole positions and the 7 podiums in the 2019 season were a clear sign of his brilliance and exceptional riding skills. Moving up to the Yamaha Factory Racing Team after he completes his contract with Petronas Yamaha Sepang Racing Team was a logical next step.
“For the upcoming season he will be provided with a factory-spec YZR-M1 and he will receive full support from Yamaha.
“Fabio is only 20 years old, but he is already showing great maturity on and off the bike, and we are excited to have him join us in 2021. Fabio and Maverick will provide a big stimulus to all of us in the Yamaha Factory Racing MotoGP Team to continue to develop the YZR-M1 and leave no stone unturned in our quest for MotoGP World Championship victories.