2019 2019 Petronas Yamaha MotoGP Team Launch Live

28 January, 2019 - 08:30

That concludes the Petronas SIC MotoGP, Moto2 and Moto3 team launch presentation but be sure to keep it Crash for the latest news and views from the launch from the Petronas twin towers.

28 January, 2019 - 08:24

So the Petronas turquoise and black dominates the livery rather than the silver and turquoise seen on the Mercedes Petronas Formula 1 team livery. 

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Morbidelli: "We will give the maximum and see what we can produce."
Quartararo: "The first day in Valencia was really incredible and a big change to Moto2. I am the youngest but I don't need to think about my age."

28 January, 2019 - 08:11
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Franco Morbidelli and Fabio Quartararo forming the Petronas Yamaha SRT team are next up, which means the bike and livery reveal will not be far away…

28 January, 2019 - 08:09

Khairul Idham Pawi next on stage as the sole rider in the Petronas Sprinta Racing Moto2 team: “I’m really excited. This is my third year in Moto2 so it is an important year and I will aim for points.”

28 January, 2019 - 08:06

Petronas Sprinta Racing riders Ayumu Sasaki and John McPhee are now being interviewed. McPhee says, “the feeling is fantastic with the team, the first test was really positive and the whole outfit was very professional”. The Scot says his 2019 target is to be a championship contender.

28 January, 2019 - 08:02
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“The SIC mantra ‘Chasing Our Dream’ and Yamaha M1 meaning ‘Mission 1’ works very well together.”

Zeelenberg goes on to say the team has doubled in size ahead of its MotoGP commitments.

28 January, 2019 - 07:59

Wilco Zeelenberg, Petronas Yamaha team boss, explains how he came into the role having worked with Yamaha Europe and the Yamaha factory team for the past two decades.

28 January, 2019 - 07:56

Now time for the teams to be interviewed on stage...

28 January, 2019 - 07:53

"Having a homegrown MotoGP team shows our commitment to motorsport in Malaysia," Zulkiflee says.

28 January, 2019 - 07:51

Zulkiflee credits the increase in wildcards from Malaysia in 2009 as the breakthrough moment for inspiring the current and upcoming generation of riders.

28 January, 2019 - 07:49

Petronas CEO Wan Zulkiflee is next up on stage to speak about the title sponsors involvement in the new MotoGP team and its wider motorsport programme.

28 January, 2019 - 07:46

"I would like to dedicate this launch to all Malaysian MotoGP fans, you are our seventh gear and keep us pushing." Razlan concludes in his speech.

28 January, 2019 - 07:43

Razlan addresses Pawi (the team's Moto3 rider) directly saying he can become the team's first Malaysian rider in MotoGP.