The sudden decision made by the official team Yamaha de a MotoGP to fire the Spanish Maverick Vinales in the middle of the season for his misconduct during the Styrian GP forced the Japanese team to find a new coequipier for the French Fabio Quartararo for the remainder of the year.
Although momentarily that position is from English Cal Crutchlow for the last races of 2021 and throughout 2022 the Frenchman's partner will be the Italian Franco Morbidelli, which started the year in Petronas Yamaha Sepang Racing Team and that he is currently recovering from an operation on his left knee.
While the vacancy left by Morbidelli at SRT will be for his compatriot Andrea Dovizioso, who will return to the activity after leaving Ducati after the last tournament.
"The plan is to have Franco Morbidelli with the official team and Andrea Dovizioso with the satellite from Misano and then also in 2022"confirmed Lynn Jarvis, CEO of Yamaha Motor Racing and Team Principal of the factory team.
These modifications will be effective as of Grand Prix of San Marino and the Rimini Riviera, to be held at the Italian circuit of Misano on September 19.