For 2019, the MotoGP World Championship saw a new kid on the block, former Spanish CEV Champion, Fabio Quartararo, who joined Franco Morbidelli in the brand new Petronas Yamaha Team.
Their first season together has seen the young French rider claim 6 pole positions and stand on the podium a total of 7 times, narrowly missing out on a few race victories.
The 2019 Independent Riders Championship went right down to the wire, with Pramac Racing‘s Jack Miller taking the fight to the final round of the season in Valencia.
2019 MotoGP Independent Riders Championship:
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With both Quartararo and Morbidelli putting in stellar performances over the course of the 19 rounds, Petronas Yamaha SRT claimed the Independent Team Championship, as well as finishing fourth in the 2019 team championship.
2019 MotoGP Independent Teams Championship:
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All in all, it’s been a very successful debut for Razlan Razali‘s Sepang International Circuit team, and they will be looking to challenge Marc Marquez for the 2020 World Riders Championship.
2020 kicks off on Tuesday (19th) with day one of the pre-season tests.