MADRID, June 2 (Royals Blue) –
The current MotoGP champion and current World Championship leader, Fabio Quartararo, will ride for two more years for Yamaha after the factory has announced the renewal of the commitment between the two until the end of the 2024 season.
“I am very happy to announce to all of you that I will continue with Yamaha for two more years. In the past, moving up to MotoGP with Yamaha and then to the factory team were very easy decisions to make. Yamaha has believed in me from the beginning and that It’s something I can’t take lightly. But like I said, the new deal is an important decision, I’m at an important moment in my career and that’s why I wanted to take a little more time to be sure of my decision.” Quartararo explains in the statement announcing his renewal.
The French rider assured that Yamaha is “very motivated” and that he believes “in the project in MotoGP”. “Now that we have officially confirmed our decision to continue our journey together, we can fully focus on the current season. I would like to thank the people around me who always help and support me, as well as the fans who support me. encourage, I really feel their breath,” he said.
Fabio Quartararo is immersed in the fight to retain his MotoGP world champion title, currently leading the World Championship with an eight-point lead over Aleix Espargaró (Aprilia). The man from Nice won the Portuguese Grand Prix this year and has been on the podium in four of the eight races.
After passing through Moto3 and Moto2, Quartararo made the leap to MotoGP with Yamaha in 2019 in its satellite team and will now continue until at least 2024, thus silencing rumors about a possible brand change.
Yamaha Motor Racing Managing Director Lin Jarvis announced that the team is “very pleased” to have reached this agreement. “We know that Fabio always puts one hundred percent into all his efforts and we have assured him that Yamaha will do the same and invest in future developments that will allow us to compete together for more MotoGP championship titles in the years to come.” he detailed.
The Briton was full of praise for his rider and the development he has had since his jump to MotoGP. “We brought Fabio Quartararo into the factory team last year knowing that he has a special talent, but on top of that he exceeded our expectations. You don’t find a rider of his caliber easily. He has already shown his talent and speed in the two years with the satellite team, but when he stepped up we could really see his growth and how he had matured as a driver,” he admitted.
“In Fabio’s first year and a half we have already secured six wins, six pole positions and 14 podiums, in addition to the world champion title in 2021. These results have come thanks to a great effort by the rider, his team, our engineers. and all the workers acting together with positivity and the spirit that they could do it,” Jarvis said.