Petronas SRT Team still has to announce his line-up, even if everything seems to be done, with Franco Morbidelli about to sign a new contract with the Malaysian Team and Valentino Rossi to be his future teammate for 2021 after the announcement of Fabio Quartararo to become next Factory Yamaha rider.
Morbidelli had overall a good first season with Yamaha Petronas, where the Italian made some good qualifying session and positive races but he still misses his first MotoGP podium. Franco is negotiating his contract to stay with Petronas also in 2021, but it is pretty much sure that the Italian will remain.
“We are relaxed, we are sure that we will continue our relationship”, said Morbidelli about his future and then started talking on MotoGP restart: “During the lockdown I understood how much I love what I do and I want to give the maximum. Every race will have more value with a sprint championship, I will need the right mix between risk and focus”
The future says that Valentino Rossi will join him in Petronas, a big challenge for him: “I will be really happy if Vale comes to Petronas. He asked me about the team, I told him the truth: it is a fantastic crew, they are super professional”.
Morbidelli had also some words for Alex Marquez and Danilo Petrucci: “I am sad that Alex cannot prove to be fast to keep his Factory Honda seat, but this is a world that does not give you too much time. On the other side, I am really happy for Danilo (Petrucci) who will stay in MotoGP, he deserves it, he is a fantastic guy”