Fabio Quartararo signs to remain at Yamaha for two more years

Fabio Quartararo signs to remain at Yamaha for two more years

Fabio Quartararo will continue to race for Yamaha for 2025 and 2026 MotoGP after striking a new deal with the Iwata-based outfit.

MotoGP World Champion Fabio Quartararo has secured his Grand Prix career for the next two seasons with the signing of a new two-year contract that will see him remain at the factory Yamaha team until the end of 2026.

The Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Team made it their top priority to retain the exceptionally talented Quartararo and are fully committed to helping the Frenchman secure his second MotoGP title.

The strong commitment that Yamaha has made towards getting back to winning ways with the continued development of the YZR-M1 had a positive influence on his decision to remain with the blue team amid a decline in performance in recent years.

Quartararo has spent the entirety of his MotoGP career with Yamaha since joining in 2019 as a member of the Petronas SRT satellite team, which has since changed its name to the Trackhouse Racing Aprilia squad.

Despite “only” working together for four years, MotoGP fans already regard Quartararo-Yamaha as a natural match and as a result of their successful teamwork, Quartararo captured his first MotoGP World Championship Title in 2021 – his first season with the Factory Team – and the Vice Champion Title in 2022.

His resume includes eight race victories and twenty-one podiums with the Factory Team over the 2021–2024 season along with the three race wins and ten podiums with the satellite team two years prior. Additionally, he has secured 16 pole positions and 41 front-row starts in 93 Grand Prix weekends piloting the YZR-M1.

“I am super happy to announce that I am going to continue my adventure in BLUE!” Quartararo said. “Last winter Yamaha proved to me that they have a new approach and a new aggressive mindset. My confidence is high: we will be back at the front together!

“Six years ago, they gave me the chance to step up to MotoGP, and since then we have achieved great things together.

“We still have a long way ahead of us to start fighting for victory again. I will work hard, and I am sure that, together, we will achieve our dream once more!”

Director of Yamaha Motor Racing Lin Jarvis further addressed the company’s internal changes and the important role Quartararo plays with regard to the team’s MotoGP future.

“Keeping Fabio as a part of the factory team is integral to Yamaha’s MotoGP project,” Jarvis said. “Fabio is an exceptional talent, a hard worker, a great team player, and he has many competitive years ahead of him.

“We have already made significant changes to our organisation including a new internal management system, recruitment of top expertise within the industry, new external technical partnerships, increased development budget, and an intensified testing programme.

“All these changes are designed to speed up the process for us to return to winning ways.

“Fabio has understood this commitment, and this has given him the confidence to make his decision to stay with us for the coming years.”

However, Jarvis acknowledges that the Yamaha’s performance still needs to be improved.

“We are the first to admit that there is much work to do to get back to the competitive level we were at in 2021 and the first half of 2022,” he said. “But, with Fabio, you know he will always put in 100% of his best effort.

“It also comes natural to him to create harmony and a good atmosphere with all staff members. He can count on the team’s and Yamaha’s full support every step of the way as we challenge to win more championships together.”

Having completed six seasons with the factory Yamaha MotoGP squad at the end of 2026, Quartararo will be the third-longest-serving Yamaha rider in the MotoGP era after Valentino Rossi (15 seasons) and Jorge Lorenzo (nine seasons).

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