Valentino Rossi has been unveiled in the Petronas SRT colours ahead of his debut for the team.
9 x World Champion Valentino Rossi has been unveiled in his new Petronas SRT colours following from his move to the Petronas SRT team after riding for the factory Yamaha team since 2004, not forgetting his 2 years at Ducati in between.
The 42-year-old will be looking to see out the remainder of his MotoGP career with the Malaysian team which have been incredibly successful in the two years they have raced in the class, this includes 6 wins and a MotoGP runners up medal in 2020 with Franco Morbidelli and Fabio Quartararo taking their debut wins in the class. Rossi is currently winless since 2017 so will want to add at least one more win to his tally before he hangs up his boots for the last time.
Franco Morbidelli is one of the title favourites for 2021 after a stand out performance in 2020 saw the Brazilian-Italian take three wins in the class and impress many with his demeanour and ability to say completely calm and relaxed even in high-stress situations which includes battling for the title in 2020.
In Moto2 Xavi Vierge and Jake Dixon remain with the team, both riders were able to make positive strides in 2020 with Dixon majorly impressing each round and even led the French Grand Prix before crashing out breaking hearts across Britain. Dixon was forced to miss the last few rounds of the season following an injury at Valencia and has spent winter recovering from the injury which nearly ended his career. Vierge will be looking to gain more pole position watches and score the teams first Moto2 podium,
Darryn Binder joins the team in Moto3 off the back of his most competitive Moto3 season yet which included his first win in the class, he joins John McPhee in the team with both riders strong enough to fight for the title.