The 2021 season marks Yamaha’s sixtieth yr in grand prix racing, having made its debut on the earth championship again in 1961.
In its tenure within the premier class, Yamaha has gained 17 premier class riders’ titles, starting with Giacomo Agostini in 1975, with its most up-to-date coming in 2015 with Jorge Lorenzo.
The present settlement between Dorna and the producers involves an finish in 2021, with Yamaha the most recent to agree a brand new deal – which is because of be official introduced imminently.
“When it comes to dedication to MotoGP, Yamaha is celebrating its sixtieth yr in grand prix competitors,” Yamaha boss Lin Jarvis stated through the marque’s 2021 launch occasion.
“So, we have been within the sport in 1961, which was simply 5 or 6 years after the corporate was born.
“So, we’re positively dedicated to MotoGP, and I can let you know after this media convention there can be a press launch confirming our dedication for the following interval.
“So, Yamaha has signed the settlement with Dorna for 2022-26. So I am very completely happy for that and that is an indication of our intention.”
Yamaha joins KTM, Ducati and Honda because the producers who has signed the brand new five-year settlement, with Suzuki and Aprilia anticipated to enroll.
Final week, Dorna introduced it had agreed a brand new deal for 5 years with the Worldwide Race Groups’ Affiliation (IRTA), firming up its dedication to the grid’s unbiased squads by way of to 2026.
Of the unbiased groups who’ve confirmed their dedication to MotoGP past 2021, each LCR and Gresini have already made this announcement.
Yamaha at the moment provides Petronas SRT with factory-supported equipment, with Jarvis confirming it can maintain discussions with SRT and Rossi’s VR46 group within the spring.
“It’s true that we’ve got a three-year settlement with the Petronas group, which expires on the finish of this yr,” Jarvis added.
“And as you have seen from the press launch final week with IRTA and Dorna, the unbiased groups have signed up for that interval.
“So, this yr can be a interval of renegotiation with satellite tv for pc groups normally and I consider it’s not solely Yamaha that can be in the course of negotiations.
“So, in our scenario, positively the Petronas Yamaha group has finished extraordinarily effectively since we began with them.
“There is no query of their capabilities and capability as a group. Will VR46 enter or not, that is the query.
“From what I perceive they’ve an possibility which expires at a while, and I consider they’re critically contemplating to enter.
“So, Yamaha, we are going to proceed to debate the candidates which are accessible, and that I assume certainly means Petronas and VR46 due to our long-term relationship with the corporate.
“Nothing has began but, there aren’t any negotiations on the desk for the time being, however that can start in April and Might.”