Franco Morbidelli It’s legal to be a Yamaha factory team rider. Morbidelli immediately played that role since the 2021 San Marino MotoGP at the weekend.
In a statement, Yamaha said Franco Morbidelli would race for the Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP team for the remainder of the 2021 MotoGP season, “and for the 2022 and 2023 seasons.”
That means the 2021 San Marino MotoGP at the weekend will be debut Franco Morbidelli for the Yamaha factory team. At the same time, this is also his comeback moment after recovering from an injury.
Morbidelli is also the rider to replace Maverick Vinales, who parted ways with the factory Yamaha team after the draw in Austria. Now Vinales has joined Aprilia.
By joining the Yamaha factory team, Franco Morbidelli as well as a reunion with Fabio Quartararo who was his teammate at Yamaha SRT in 2019 and 2020.
“Initially we planned for Franky to join starting from 2022, but with the sudden line-up change in the middle of the season we had the opportunity to do it sooner,” said Lin Jarvis, Yamaha Racing managing director Lin Jarvis.