This morning we talked about Fabio Quartararo to join Yamaha Factory Team from 2021 to become next Maverick Vinales’ teammate and the future of Valentino Rossi as long as there was a consistent rumor about it and now it is confirmed! French 2019 Rookie of the Year will step up from Petronas Sepang Racing Team to Yamaha Factory Team for the next season, joining Maverick Vinales and that means Valentino Rossi will not race again alongside the Spaniard.
Yamaha made their moves really quickly, first renewing Maverick Vinales’ contract for other two years, then they kept Fabio Quartararo, probably one of the future star of MotoGP after a shining debut season where he only missed his first win but managed to score a lot of pole positions and a lot of podiums, an incredible result for a rookie who is 20 years old.
Iwata’s crew could not miss a talent like him and decided to give him the chance of being a Factory rider in a Factory Team: the French will have Factory treatment also this year in Petronas Racing Team, but wearing and being in the Factory Team is a totally different thing. This scenario puts Ducati in a tough situation, as long as they thought about Vinales and Quartararo both for 2021, who are now out of the market.