In April a Saudi firm often known as Tanal Leisure issued a press launch saying VR46 would come to MotoGP in 2022 with Aramco as its title sponsor, with VR46 confirming the information final month alongside a three-year cope with Ducati.
Nonetheless, the title sponsorship deal between Aramco and VR46 does not really exist, regardless of insistence from the VR46 camp that it has.
The Saudi oil big since April has despatched Autosport two statements denying any involvement with VR46, whereas Aramco’s CEO stated the identical factor in numerous conferences in the course of the Dutch TT weekend the place he was a visitor of Pramac.
All of this now may very well drive Valentino Rossi to race on in 2022 along with his personal workforce to be able to safe sponsorship to make sure the squad can compete, having beforehand regarded sure to retire on the finish of the season.
Within the newest Tank Slappers podcast, Autosport’s Lewis Duncan and Motorsport.com’s Oriol Puigdemont focus on this weird foolish season story.