PETRONAS Yamaha Sepang Racing Team ready to go racing again

2020-06-19 04:47
Following on from MotoGP’s calendar announcement, PETRONAS Yamaha SRT and his riders Franco Morbidelli and Fabio Quartararo, are looking forward to the resumption of 2020 racing action.

Although the Moto2 and Moto3 categories enjoyed the first round in Qatar, the MotoGP class have yet to race in 2020. Both Franco and Fabio rode their Yamaha YZR-M1 machines at the launch and had successful pre-season tests at Sepang International Circuit, Malaysia, and Losail International Circuit, Qatar.

The 2020 MotoGP World Championship will consist of 13 rounds across Europe between July and November, with the potential for four overseas rounds to be contested in November and December. The first of these rounds will see the team travel to Spain for two weekends of racing action at Jerez on 19 and 26 July.

PETRONAS Yamaha SRT have been implementing additional health and safety measures in order to maintain safe working conditions for all team members.

The entire PETRONAS SRT is looking forward to going racing again, however the fans, some team members, partners and media will be sorely missed at the races. The team wishes them well, thanks them for their support and hopes to see them all again soon.

Razlan Razali
Team Principal

Finally, it looks like we will be going racing again! The restart of the 2020 season has come about through tireless work from Dorna, IRTA and the FIM and we are thankful to be able to get back to what we do as a team so quickly. Whilst we will be returning to race action, it will look rather different at the track. The first races will be without fans and with fewer people in the paddock than previously. In time, we hope to work back to normality but for now there are restrictions in place.

The initial calendar is Europe-heavy, but Dorna are pushing hard for non-European races too, with a deadline of the end of July to finalise the schedule. There is still the possibility that we will make visits to America, Argentina, Thailand and/or Malaysia. Given how much progress has been made in the past seven weeks, there’s a lot of potential for many positive things to happen in the next seven weeks before the deadline.

Source: SIC Racing Team

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