MotoGp, Yamaha: Lin Jarvis cuts short on VR46 hypothesis

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Lin Jarvis exposes himself on Yamaha’s future

Along with KTM and newcomer Gas Gas, Yamaha is one of the teams that, at the start of the 2023 MotoGp World Championship, does not feature satellite teams. However, the managing director of the House of the Three Tuning Forks, Lin Jarvis, has spoken out on the possibility of adding a satellite team in 2024 or, at most, the following year.

“The package we would offer, when it happens, will certainly not be the same compared to what we offered to satellite teams five years ago,” Jarvis told ‘’ “Also because the link between official and satellite teams has become much closer.

Among the ‘papabili’, at least according to what was stated a few weeks ago by FIM boss Jorge Viegas, there would also be the VR46 team, founded by that Valentino Rossi who, riding a Yamaha, has won 4 of his 9 World Championships. Jarvis, however, preferred to cut a long story short: “I don’t want to comment on Viegas’ words,” he said, “It’s right that everyone respects their own role. Clearly, we would like to have a satellite team as soon as possible, but there are many elements to consider: first, the bike must be competitive, so as to convince the team to choose us. Second aspect is related to the written agreement, certifying maximum support at every level.”

“Last, we have to respect the contracts already in place. If we cannot take action for the 2024 season (at the moment only Team Gresini has the agreement with Ducati expiring at the end of 2023, ed.), we will do it for 2025.”

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