Alex Rins will be racing on the official Yamaha team in 2024 alongside Fabio Quartararo. The official announcement was made after they announced that they'll be splitting up with Morbidelli at the end of the season. The Spanish rider will be leaving Honda and the LCR team after only one season together. (Actually, less than half a season to date).
Rins is signing a one-year contract with Yamaha
Lin Jarvis, Managing Director for Yamaha Motor Racing, stated: “We’re delighted that Alex is joining the Yamaha line-up, and we warmly welcome him to the Yamaha MotoGP group. We expect Alex to be a great asset. He has vast experience as a MotoGP rider and is known to be a natural talent and a multi-time MotoGP-class winner. He already has experience with two other MotoGP constructors and has ridden bikes with characteristics similar to the YZR-M1, which should help him adapt quickly to our bike. His win in COTA earlier this year underlines his speed, hunger, and determination to succeed.”
“Alex has been away from the MotoGP paddock for a while due to the injury he sustained at Mugello, but we’re confident that he should be fully recovered and up to speed for the 2024 season. We’re really looking forward to working with him and believe that he’ll collaborate well with Fabio and enhance the total performance of the Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Team.”