Petronas Yamaha SRT heads to Germany on crest of a wave

Last update: 03/07/2019

KUALA LUMPUR, July 3 (Bernama) -- PETRONAS Yamaha Sepang Racing Team riders Fabio Quartararo and Franco Morbidelli will go into the German Grand Prix this weekend with the confidence of achieving the team’s best-ever result last time out in the Dutch TT. 

According to the team’s statement, Quartararo would be looking to make it three podiums in a row come Sunday’s 30-lap race at the shortest track on the MotoGP calendar, after they made it in Barcelona and Assen. 

The rookie would also have the added experience of having led a MotoGP race for the first time as he takes on the Sachsenring. 

While his teammate, Morbidelli would be looking to build on a strong performance last time out, as the Italian-Brazilian rider matched his best ever finish in the premier class of fifth. 

Already a winner at the Sachsenring circuit, the 25-year-old took victory in 2017 en-route to the Moto2 crown and would be targeting another strong result this time. 

Last Sunday, Quartararo finished third while Morbidelli took fifth at Assen in the first race weekend where the team utilised PETRONAS’ new Sprinta engine oil, developed specifically for the team’s Yamaha YZR-M1. 

The added impetus means the team is focused to capitalise on its performance as MotoGP goes into the first back-to-back races in the premier class, moving across Europe to the Sachsenring.