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World: "bitter defeat" - Petronas-Yamaha accounts for the season with Valentino Rossi

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The Petronas-Yamaha team made in the years 2019 and 2020 for Some surprises. The obligation of Fabio Quartararo was critically commented, but led to better results than the parties were previously found.

A total of six wins brought the private Yamaha team in the season 2020 and let the work team look old. But on the 2021 season, team boss Razlan Razali remembers only reluctantly.

"There is no guarantee to always win. We have experienced successes and defeats. If I'm talking about defeats, then I mean correctly defeats. In the past year we experienced a big defeat," explains the team boss of the former Petronas team.

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"Five place in the season 2019 to third place in the season 2020 was the last year for us for the last two places", he remembers the MotoGP season 2021, in the Valentino Rossi despite factory material of Yamaha only World Cup -18. would.

The great expectations of Valentino Rossi were not fulfilled

"That made us humble, because we know how it is to experience a bitter defeat. That's in sports but so. Sometimes you work with a driver from which you work more Expected, "Razlan Razali suggests disappointing cooperation with Valentino Rossi.

Team College Franco Morbidelli also launched 2021 disappointing to the new season. As a vice-world champion of the season 2020, Morbidelli counted to favorites, but with the 2019er Yamaha, the Italian had no chance against the factory pilots with their 2021 machines.

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"The material is also an important point," notes Razlan Razali. "With the same motorcycle Franco could have repeated his successes, we think. But it did not work, but we have to continue working and putting us new goals."

The RNF team wants to return to the old philosophy

This year, RNF-Yamaha sends two new drivers to the start. Andrea Dovizioso takes over the role of the team leader and should fight for the World Cup title (, which RNF expects "Dovi" ). Darryn Binder came from the Moto3 directly into the MotoGP. RNF expects binder with the other rookies to duel the title "Rookie of the Year".

In the long term, the RNF team will become an educational institution for young pilots and thus continue the original philosophy of the former Petronas team. There are already rumors that Raul Fernandez associated with the RNF team.

"At the moment I do not think of anything else than the upcoming season. So far no bike has been turned," Razlan Razali responds to the question of whether Raul Fernandez 2023 could be a potential candidate.

"But we pursue the philosophy to build young riders and make a potential world champion from them, which was the case with Fabio. This is still our philosophy. But this year we had to find a good balance from experience and youth," says the RNF team boss.

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