MotoGP Razlan Razali: “Our agreement with Aprilia affects all areas, financial, commercial and engine development”

Razlan Razali has learned a lot since he played in the Grand Prix and in particular this: the results are not everything. The Malaysian was the first representative of his compatriot Petronas, who led MotoGP with a team equipped with two Yamahas. It was he who gave the opportunity to Fabio Quartararo, who needs no introduction, turned Franco Morbidelli into world runner-up in 2020, a season during which he brought more victories to the brand.Iwata as an official team. And then ? Petronas left and Yamaha raised no more than that. But Razali recovers with this deal that now makes him Aprilia’s partner.

The term “partner” is important because Razlan Razali he has always wanted to be more than a paying customer Yamaha. However, the Japanese did not take this message into account, which they might study differently today, having been convinced that their working method should evolve towards more European exchanges and skills. But for Razali, it’s too late. The Malaysian was found in Aprilia the deal I had been waiting for a long time.

The boss, now backed by Italian company WithU, says: ” MotoGP is a serious business. The offer met our requirements for a long-term strategy. This affects all areas, financial, commercial and engine development. We are looking forward to a new challenge A consideration that never Yamaha he did not grant it.

This new collaboration comes at a historic time for the Noale brand in its RS-GP project. This bike is revealed this season, and with the colors of the factory, since it left in 2022 the status of private team with the team. Gresinia couple born with the manufacturer’s adventure in MotoGP … And who separated because, in life, the deceased boss Fausto Gresini could not obtain the status that Razlan Razali It seems to have acquired for the next two seasons, with the option to extend for two more years …

The framework is thus posed, now it remains to be seen which motorcycles and which riders will constitute the contents of the box. For the machines, it will surely be the RS-GP 2022 version that will make the last Grand Prix in Valencia. We still can’t say what they will be like on this date, because the other Italian opus on the starting grid with that of Ducati it is always constantly evolving: there are currently new developments. A Mugello, Aleix Espargaro i Maverick Viñales mounted a new specification engine. In the autumn a new technical stage must be started, which the test pilot Lorenzo Savadori he drove with his last wildcards. And in Assen, the new fairing was first used in racing. ” Our bike will be based on the latest version to be used in the last race in Valencia ”He declares Razali a Motorsport-total. And he is convinced: it will be a solid package “.

Darryn Binder will no doubt be the big loser in this new adventure between Razlan Razali and Aprilia

As for the RNF pilots, everything is still open. Rumors say it could be Miguel Oliveira and that the Portuguese will be flanked by Raúl Fernández. Two elders of KTM tan. To his dismay he was caught on Moto3 by Razlan Razali to be thrown into the MotoGP arena on the handlebars of an old Yamaha, either Darryn Binder. The novice comments: driving an Aprilia would be great “, says the little brother of Brad Binder. ” Basically, of course, I would love to stay in the MotoGP category. said the South African again. ” For now, it’s still too early to say anything. “.

Ends: ” I can only try to keep improving. I want to show my potential. The driver market is pretty crazy right now. No one really knows where he is now. I just have to wait and say it like this: as long as I can continue riding a bike, I’m happy “. Darryn Binder, promoted directly from the Moto3 category this winter, scored two points for RNF-Yamaha in the first eleven races of the season. In the wet race in Mandalika he finished P10, recently in Barcelona in dry P12 conditions. He is ahead of his teammate in the championship Andrea Dovizioso, a former three-time world runner-up, and is ahead of the two Tech3 KTM riders who dominated Moto2 last year in the rookie rankings. Which, though, isn’t that bad.

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