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MotoGP, SRT team does not deny Petronas' possible farewell and considers Dixon for Silverstone

Team manager Stigefelt said there will be an official announcement in two weeks. Jake ready to replace Morbidelli in his home GP and for 2022 Darryn Binder appears on the scene

MotoGP: SRT team does not deny Petronas' possible farewell and considers Dixon for Silverstone

These are not easy days for the SRT team. On the one hand there are the rumours (not denied) of a farewell by sponsor Petronas at the end of the year, which would have as a consequence the closure of the Moto2 and Moto3 teams and a downsizing of the MotoGP team (with no official M1s anymore). On the other hand, we have to see who it will replace Morbidelli with at Silverstone, because Crutchlow seems destined to replace Vinales in the first team until the end of the season.

Team manager Johan Stigefelt spoke to on the first point: "At the moment I can't say much, we are still discussing it. We have to wait a couple of more weeks, during the Silverstone GP we will make an official announcement." As mentioned, the rumours have not been denied and, as has emerged from ‘radio paddock’, the mechanics of the minor teams have already been told to look for another job next year.

Moving on to the second point, in Great Britain the team needs to find a rider to get on Franco's bike. According to reports from, the choice is reported to be Jake Dixon, who already races in the Malaysian team in Moto2. For him, a debut in the premier class in his home race is on the cards, which however would also represent a leap in the dark, because he would get on a MotoGP without being able to do a day of testing.

It would also be a test GP to evaluate his potential for next year, as one of the candidates to get on the Malaysian team's M1 next year. Together with whom? A number of names have been bandied about and in the last few hours the spotlight has been on Darryn Binder, who could make a leap directly from Moto3 to MotoGP, like Miller did a few years ago.

Anything is now possible in MotoGP and fantasy seems to have overtaken reality for some time...


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