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'We want to show that this wasn’t just a ‘lucky’ year' says Petronas Yamaha MotoGP boss

Petronas Yamaha MotoGP boss Razlan Razali is determined to prove that 2020 wasn't a 'lucky' MotoGP season for the Malaysian team and feels the squad should be in a position to continue to fight for wins and podiums in 2021.

The team scored second place in this year's rider champsinship after some excellent performances from Franco Morbidelli saw him run eventual winner Joan Mir to the penultimate round.

”In MotoGP our aim is to continue winning, we want to show that this wasn’t just a ‘lucky’ year for us," said Razali.


"We want to continue this momentum, continue this winning streak and continue being on the podium. This is also the next task in Moto2, we want to see our riders on the podium. I think in Moto3 it is time for us to really fight for the world championship.

"We started off this year coming off the back of a great first season in 2019 where we achieved a number of pole positions and a couple of podiums, which was already beyond our expectations.

"Our approach this year was to try and get that first win and to be the first satellite Yamaha team to do in about 20 years. We wanted to achieve that for the fans, who couldn’t be at the races, for the team and of course for Yamaha.

"Even better than that, Fabio Quartararo won back-to-back races in Jerez. After that it became a rollercoaster ride, where after somehow leading the championship for most of the year, it wasn’t to be our year.

"We found ourselves slipping backwards until Franco Morbidelli claimed his first podium in Brno and Fabio came back with a win In Barcelona.

“After that we had mixed fortunes with Fabio struggling while Franky became more consistent, taking podiums and wins. Although it was a topsy-turvy season, there were plenty of positives.

"Franco coming second in the world championship completely beat our expectations and was something we didn’t expect. We had some unpredictable results but on paper we looked strong and, although we were a little disappointed, our two year old team racked up six wins, six pole positions and eight podiums, which is something that we are very proud of.”

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