Motogp: Monster Energy Yamaha Launch Their 2022 Championship Campaign.

Published on February 4, 2022
By Jack Hammersley

MotoGP 2021 Championship winners Monster Energy Yamaha revealed their 2022 livery for their 2022 season as they look to take the championship again.

Fabio Quartararo won the 2021 championship in stunning fashion, taking five victories along with four further podium finishes. The Frenchman will be looking to repeat the feat of last season, although he knows he has a big task ahead of him with the strength of Ducati at the end of last season and the return of Marc Marquez.

Franco Morbidelli joined the team at the San Marino Grand Prix from the Petronas Sepang Racing Team. After being the 2020 vice champion Franco’s 2021 had high expectations, unfortunately the Italian suffered a knee injury during training last year and it was a big setback for him, and he’s spent all winter recuperating ready for the start of the season.

The Team have spent most of their winter trying to improve the top speed of the M1 as this was their biggest weakness last year which Quatararo stressed had to be improved. Yamaha have developed the engine as well as the aerodynamics of the bike.

Takahiro Sumi, General Manager Motorsports Development Division, Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.

First of all, I want to say ‘Thank you for your support’ to all Yamaha MotoGP fans around the world. In 2021, YMC’s Motorsports Development Division worked closely together with the riders and teams to put in Yamaha’s bid for the MotoGP World Title. It resulted in our first Premier Class Trophy since 2015, a great achievement! We dedicated the win to our loyal supporters. We are starting this new season with the mindset of a challenger and we want to make our fans proud of us again. We have an exciting rider line-up in Fabio Quartararo and Franco Morbidelli in the Factory Team and the vastly experienced Andrea Dovizioso and new talent Darryn Binder in the WithU Yamaha RNF MotoGP team, so we are confident that this year our fans will again have a lot of exciting racing to look forward to.

Lin Jarvis, Yamaha Motor Racing Srl Managing Director & Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Team Principal

Last year’s title victory was the best way to give back something special to Monster Energy Company to express our thanks for their continuous support and faith in our team. This year, we are entering our tenth year with Monster Energy as our sponsor and our fourth season with them as our title sponsor. They are fully immersed in and dedicated to motorsports and our strong global alliance makes our brands instantly connected. The 2021 Title win with Monster Energy as title sponsor was the absolute highlight of our successful partnership so far.

Fabio Quartararo

The winter break was quite long, but if I’m honest I feel like I kept busy the whole time. There were many events for me to attend, and of course training continued as normal – so all in all it was quite busy, but in a good way. I’m excited to begin the new season and start riding and improving. We got the title last year, and that’s great. Nobody can ever take that away from me, but as of the first day of riding, none of that matters anymore. Last year’s title win is behind us now, we must focus on this year’s championship. Last year we barely did any pre-season testing due to the pandemic. This year I already have a year of experience with the Factory Team, so we know how to work well together. We know our strengths and where we can improve, so that will help during the tests in Sepang and Mandalika.

Franco Morbidelli

Last year was all about showing mental strength whilst working on improving my physical strength. It was not easy to come back after the surgery on my knee, but the work that I did last year will be beneficial for me at the start of this season. We already have some data to work with, and I’m already familiar with the bike and the team. I have always had a good feeling on the Yamaha, but this M1 is so smooth. I can’t wait to start riding the 2022 bike now that my knee is in a better condition. I’m very interested to see how our progress will continue. I also look forward to seeing the whole team again at the tests. The atmosphere in the team was really nice last year, so let’s see what steps we can make during winter testing.

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