It had been in the air since yesterday, and the official announcement arrived today. Fabio Quartararo will be part of the official Yamaha team for 2021 and 2022, joining Maverick Vinales, who was reconfirmed. As we said, it was a choice that was in the air, given the excellent results the "Diablo" got during the last season, and he's still blazing, ready to further mobilize the riders market in the coming months.
I'm really happy with this agreement," Quartararo commented. "It wasn't easy to establish, but now I have a clear plan for the next three years, and I'm really happy. I'll work hard, like last year, and I'm extremely motivated to achieve great results."
Rightfully so, there is emotion and trepidation in the words of the French rider, who is more than ever ready to return to the track, for his second and final season with the Petronas team. “I feel like the winter period is too long. I'm really excited to go to the Sepang tests next week, ride my new Yamaha, and work with my team again."
Lin Jarvis is obviously also satisfied, knowing that he has snatched away one of sharpest talents in the world on two wheels of the last two decades. “We're very happy that Fabio is joining the team," He explained, "since his results in his debut year in the MotoGP have been sensational. His 6 pole positions and 7 podiums in the 2019 season were a clear sign of his brilliance and exceptional riding skills. The offer to transition to the official team was the logical next step."
The words of praise did not end there, and the goal can only be the world title. “Fabio is only 20 years old, but he's already showing great maturity with and without the bike. We're excited to have him with us in 2021. Fabio and Maverick will be a great incentive for all of us on the team towards continuing to develop the bike and leave no stone unturned in our quest for a victory."