‘This is a historic moment for Malaysian Motorsports and especially for the Sepang International Circuit’ – Dato Razlan Razali, CEO Sepang International Circuit.
The new Petronas Yamaha Sepang Racing Team will make its debut at Valencia test, today. Malaysia’s first MotoGP team is taking over the satellite Yamaha supply from Tech3, signing 2018 rookie of the year Franco Morbidelli alongside 2019 newcomer Fabio Quartararo.
“This is a historic moment for Malaysian Motorsports and especially for the Sepang International Circuit,” said team principal Razlan Razali, who helped place Hafizh Syahrin at Tech3 this season, as Malaysia’s first MotoGP rider.
“We have come a long way to establish our own team in MotoGP, and we are very excited to see this project come to fruition, starting with some positive tests at Valencia and Jerez.
“The moment the first wheel turns on the tarmac will be a historic one for the Sepang International Circuit, for the Malaysian fans and for fans across South Asia. To be the only Asian-owned team on the grid gives us great pride.”
“Let’s get started!”