Quartararo renews with Yamaha for two more years| Christina Bulpett | MotoGP
Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. has confirmed Fabio Quartararo will remain a Factory rider for the 2023 and 2024 MotoGP seasons.
Currently in his second year with the Monster Energy firm, Quartararo clinched the MotoGP World Championship in his debut season and is maintaining his defence at the top of the 2022 standings eight races in. The successful partnership will continue for a further two seasons after the pair put pen to paper ahead of the Catalunya weekend.
“I am really happy to announce to all of you that I will stay with Yamaha for two more years,” Quartararo confirmed on Thursday.
“In the past, moving up to MotoGP with Yamaha and later to the Factory team were no-brainers. Yamaha believed in me from the very beginning, and that is something I do not take lightly. But that being said, this new agreement was a big decision. I’m at a great point in my career, so I took a bit more time taking this decision to be sure.
“I believe in the Yamaha MotoGP project, and I feel Yamaha are truly motivated,” he continued. “And now that we have officially confirmed our decision to continue on this path together, we can fully focus on the current season.
“I want to say ’Thanks!‘ to the people around me, who always help me and support me, as well as to the fans who are cheering me on. I really do appreciate all the support.”
“We are very happy to have reached an agreement with Fabio to continue with the Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP team for 2023 and beyond,” Yamaha boy Lin Jarvis added.
“We brought Fabio into the Factory team last year knowing he is a special talent, but he even exceeded our expectations. One doesn‘t often come across a rider of his calibre.
“He was already showing his talent and speed in his two years with the SRT satellite team in 2019 and 2020, but when he made the step up to the Factory team, we could really see him growing stronger and maturing as a rider.
“In Fabio‘s first season and a half we‘ve booked many successes: 6 race wins, 14 podiums, 6 pole positions, and the 2021 MotoGP World Title. These results have come from a strong team effort from the rider, his crew, our engineers, and all team staff working together with a positive ‘can-do’ spirit.
“With Fabio we know he will always put in 100% of his best effort, and we have assured him that Yamaha will do the same and we will invest in future developments so that together we can challenge for the MotoGP World Championship Titles for years to come.”