The Monster Energy Yamaha team has officially launched a racing bike for the 2022 MotoGP competition. The bike will be ridden by last season’s world champion Fabio Quartararo and his teammate, Franco Morbidelli.
The launch of the Yamaha racing motorbike was carried out on Friday (4/2/2022) local time. The Japanese manufacturer only brought a few minor updates, the livery didn’t get any major changes either.
The dark blue color with the black combination still dominates the Yamaha factory team. The layout of the blue and black colors is almost similar to the previous motorcycle version. However, for this season, the Monster Energy Yamaha team has received a number of new sponsors who will attach to the 2022 YZR-M1 body.
The only difference between the Quartararo motorcycle livery and the Morbidelli is only the racing number. Quartararo, who won the MotoGP world title last season, kept the number 20 in red. While his teammate Morbidelli, carrying the racing number 21 with a bright green color.
The rest, the form of the motorbike belonging to the Yamaha factory team does not have many striking changes when compared to last season. In fact, the shape of the aero fairing of the 2022 Yamaha YZR-M1 is still the same as that used last season.
Monster Energy Yamaha Team Launches New Bike for MotoGP 2022. Photo: Pool (Yamaha MotoGP)
Lin Jarvis as Managing Director of Yamaha Motor Racing said, the presence of the new livery for the YZR-M1 2022 is expected to help both riders to win the constructors’ and team’s titles at the end of the season. Despite having high targets, Lin Jarvis admitted that the 2022 MotoGP will be difficult because other manufacturers have made many changes.
“Our goal this year is to win the world title again and get both riders to do their best to win the Constructors and Teams titles, although we know it will be difficult in the face of very tough competition from all the other manufacturers,” said Lin Jarvis. Yamaha.
“With Fabio and Frank riding a Yamaha M1 and supported by our top class team and engineers from Japan and Europe, we are very excited to start testing to prepare for the 2022 MotoGP season.”
The new motorbike will be used for the first time during the pre-season test session in Sepang, Malaysia, on February 5-6. The 2022 Yamaha YZR-M1 also has the opportunity to appear in the pre-season test at Mandalika, which will take place on 11-13 February.
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