Valentino Rossi and Franco Morbidelli have their suitcases in hand – the first towards retirement or the team owned, the second is expected by the official Yamaha after the early termination of Maverick Vinales at the end of 2021 – but not the Yamaha Petronas team in 2022 it will no longer have traces of the VR46 inside.
MotoGP | Salucci: “I hope the second VR46 driver is Rossi”
According to what was declared by Alessio Salucci, who is the manager of the VR46 riders academy – the team led by Razlan Razali would have identified Marco Bezzecchi as a potential replacement for Valentino Rossi and / or Franco Morbidelli. “There is a strong interest from Yamaha for Bezzecchi, the Petronas team is already putting pressure on, there is also the second seat of the VR46 team at stake alongside Luca Marini, which could be occupied by Rossi if he decides to continue. – the words of ‘Uccio’ to the microphones of Sky Sport MotoGP – but in any case there is also to listen to the possible opinion of Bezzecchi, who could decide to race another year in Moto2. This year, in fact, the opponents are a little stronger and he may want to stay in that class to aim for the World title in 2022. There are several joints at stake, but they are all ‘easy’ because based on a decision then cascading they will also fix all the others “.
MotoGP | Razali (Petronas) “Morbidelli free to deal with Yamaha”
The Petronas team landed in MotoGP with the will of raise young talents and Marco Bezzecchi would actually fall within the politics of Razlan Razali, Wilco Zeelenberg and Johan Stigefelt. It is no coincidence that Bezzecchi’s name was made by Razali himself joined by the English newspaper MCN. Certain of the transition to the premier class from Moto2 are already Remy Gardner destined for KTM Tech-3 and Fabio Di Giannantonio, awaited by one of the two Ducatis who will be lined up by the Gresini team which will return as an independent team to MotoGP starting from 2022.