Newly rebranded RNF MotoGP Team - formerly Petronas SRT - will continue on Yamaha MotoGP machinery for its 2022 campaign.
Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. has confirmed the supply of YZR-M1 bikes to the newly branded RNF MotoGP Team for 2022, with options to extend the partnership for 2023 and 2024.
Sepang Racing Team will begin 2022 as the rebranded RNF MotoGP Team, with former CEO of Sepang International Circuit and Team Principal Razlan Razali remaining at the helm. The team has signed a five-year deal with IRTA that sees the remodelled set-up continue participating as an Independent Team in the FIM MotoGP World Championship, but solely in the premier class, until 2026.
“We are delighted to extend our partnership with the now rebranded RNF MotoGP Team,” Lin Jarvis, Managing Director, Yamaha Motor Racing said of the announcement.
“When Razlan Razali and the Sepang Racing Team embarked on their MotoGP adventure at the end of 2018 and the start of 2019, nobody could have expected how they would take the premier class by storm. The impressive 2019 season and exceptional 2020 season results underline the professionalism and quality of this team that will soon be renamed RNF MotoGP Team. “The core DNA of this team remains, so we are confident to continue with them as our official supported satellite team. Moreover, Yamaha has always been clear that it wants to continue to have four bikes in total on the MotoGP grid: two bikes in the Factory Team and two bikes in the Independent team. “We will do our best to support the newly founded RNF Racing Ltd. to achieve their goals and to provide the stepping stone for future talents to enter into the world of Yamaha in MotoGP.”
“We have today reached a historical milestone for the new RNF MotoGP Team,” Razlan Razali, Founder & Team Principal, RNF Racing Ltd added. “I would like to thank Yamaha for the trust and confidence given to me and the team for the upcoming season despite the changes that happened this year. “The achievements that we have shared together in the first three years of our partnership with wins, podiums, pole positions, and awards has been memorable and motivates us towards greater heights. “We have the experience from our past successes, supported by the same strong and passionate crew from our MotoGP garage, with a solid rider line-up, so we are set for a competitive comeback with Yamaha for the 2022 season.”