PETRONAS Yamaha SRT or PETRONAS Yamaha Sepang Racing Team is a new team in the premier class, MotoGP. PETRONAS which was globally known as the main sponsor of 5x Formula 1 Champion, Mercedez-AMG Petronas Motorsport, completed the motorsport series involvement with the launching of their new MotoGP team. Now with their already owned Moto2 & Moto3 teams for several years, PETRONAS Sprinta Racing team, they managed to setup and join in the premier class as a new satellite team backed by Yamaha Factory Racing team, Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP. just in less than 6 month, when they decided to participate in MotoGP class last June 2018, replacing Angel Nieto, a Ducati satellite team who retired their premier class in December 2018.
PETRONAS Yamaha SRT team was setup in 2018 and they signed Franco Morbidelli after (some said they) getting advise from Valentino Rossi, rider of Yamaha, when at the same time Morbidelli struggle with his team Marc VDS Honda getting retire their premier class. Later then the new team appoint the youngest rider from Moto2, Favio Quartararo being thier rookie for 2019 season.
- MotoGP class team (2 riders) – PETRONAS Yamaha SRT
- Moto2 (1 rider) & Moto3 (2 riders) teams – PETRONAS Sprinta Racing
2019 MotoGP Riders:
- #21 Franco Morbidelli 🇮🇹 World Champion: 1x Moto2, Grand Prix victories: 8x Moto2, Podium: 21x Moto2
- #20 Fabio Quartararo (rookie) 🇫🇷 Grand Prix victories: 1x Moto2, Podium: 4x (2x Moto2 | 2x Moto3)
MotoGP Team PETRONAS Yamaha SRT 2019 Logo