Valentino Rossi has signed with the Petronas Yamaha SRT squad for the 2021 MotoGP season. The news follows months of discussions after it was revealed earlier this year that Fabio Quartararo would be replacing the seven-time MotoGP champion at the Yamaha Factory team.

  • Rossi has signed a one year deal with Petronas Yamaha SRT
  • Yamaha will provide him with the factory-spec YZR-M1
  • Rossi will also get full engineering support from Yamaha

Valentino Rossi signs with Yamaha’s satellite team

Rossi was always expected to join Petronas Yamaha SRT, with Yamaha even committing to supply the factory-spec YZR-M1, as well as full engineering support. But not having won a race since 2017, he wanted to wait until he competed in a handful of races this year to measure his competitiveness compared to the rest of the grid.


For now, Rossi has only signed a one-year contract and…

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