Breaking News: Fabio Quartararo Renews Contract with Yamaha for 2025-2026 MotoGP Seasons


In an electrifying announcement that sent shockwaves through the MotoGP world, Yamaha Motor has officially confirmed that Fabio Quartararo will continue his journey with the Factory Yamaha team for the 2025 and 2026 MotoGP seasons. The news comes as a testament to Yamaha’s unwavering commitment to nurturing top-tier talent and reclaiming their dominance in the sport.

For Yamaha, retaining the exceptionally gifted Frenchman was a top priority, reflecting their steadfast belief in Quartararo’s abilities and the potent partnership he embodies with the iconic blue team.

This decision underscores Yamaha’s renewed determination to surge back to the forefront of MotoGP glory, propelled by the relentless development of the formidable YZR-M1.

The Quartararo-Yamaha collaboration, though relatively young at just four years, has already etched its name in MotoGP folklore. Their synergy catapulted Quartararo to his maiden MotoGP World Championship title in a sensational debut season with the Factory Team in 2021, followed by a commendable Vice Champion title in 2022.

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Quartararo’s stellar track record speaks volumes, with an impressive tally of 8 race victories and 21 podium finishes during his tenure with the Factory Team from 2021 to 2024.

His earlier stint with the satellite team yielded three victories and ten podiums, further cementing his status as a force to be reckoned with on the track. Not to mention his remarkable feat of clinching 16 pole positions and securing 41 front-row starts out of a total of 93 Grand Prix weekends aboard the illustrious YZR-M1.

Beyond his extraordinary talents, Quartararo’s infectious enthusiasm and affable demeanor have endeared him to legions of fans worldwide, making him an invaluable asset to the Yamaha family.

In Quartararo’s own words, “I am super happy to announce that I am going to continue my adventure in BLUE! 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!”

These sentiments echo Yamaha’s proactive approach to revitalizing their MotoGP project, marked by strategic organizational overhauls, the recruitment of top-tier industry experts, enhanced development budgets, and an intensified testing regime—all aimed at propelling Quartararo and Yamaha back to championship contention.

Lin Jarvis, Managing Director of Yamaha Motor Racing, expressed his delight at Quartararo’s decision to stay with the team, emphasizing his exceptional talent, work ethic, and positive team dynamics. With Quartararo leading the charge, backed by Yamaha’s unwavering support, the stage is set for an exhilarating chapter in MotoGP history.

As the countdown to the 2025 season begins, fans can expect nothing short of adrenaline-fueled excitement as Quartararo and Yamaha embark on their quest for MotoGP supremacy once more.

photos: Yamaha Racing


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