The Sepang Racing Group will withdraw from all three courses of the MotoGP world championship on the finish of the 2021 season and will be rebranded as RNF Racing.
RNF will proceed to function in simply the MotoGP class, with Razali and present SRT crew supervisor Wilco Zeelenberg on the helm.
It’s understood a rift between Stigefelt and Razali had developed in current weeks, with RNF’s official crew announcement final weekend through the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix making no point out of Stigefelt.
When requested by Motorsport.com through the Misano weekend what the state of affairs was with Stigefelt, Razali stated: “Nicely, I imply the final three years we’re a crew of greater than 60 folks.
“So, after all with the modifications of the crew we couldn’t proceed with Moto3 and Moto2, so our crew has decreased to just about half. I believe we’re 29 crew members for subsequent yr.
“Primarily Johan’s position was to take care of the Moto2 and Moto3, so subsequent yr with simply being MotoGP I made the choice that we will handle with myself and Wilco.
“Therefore, we had a mutual settlement with Johan to go in a unique course.”
It’s understood the alleged rift between each events may influence Darryn Binder arising from Moto3 to affix RNF subsequent yr, with the South African having carried out the take care of Stigefelt.
Nevertheless, Yamaha and RNF introduced final week that Binder can be coming to the crew alongside factory-backed Andrea Dovizioso – with rookie Binder, youthful brother of KTM rider Brad, getting a 2021-spec M1.
Darryn Binder, Andrea Dovizioso, RNF Racing, Razlan Razali, founder and crew principal, RNF Racing, Matteo Ballarin, president of Europe Vitality Group
Picture by: RNF Racing
Yamaha also announced just a one-year deal with SRT for 2022, with an possibility there to increase a minimum of two extra years.
Razali says this supply was “to not our expectation”, however defined that it was right down to commerce compliance points stemming from RNF being an entity established just some weeks in the past.
“With the state of affairs of the crew, I needed to incorporate a brand new entity within the UK,” Razali defined.
“And for Yamaha, [with us] being a brand new firm we wanted to adjust to the Safety Commerce Group.
“It’s all about compliance with Yamaha being a giant Japanese firm.
“Due to the dearth of observe file with the brand new entity, and so on, and so on, due to all this company governance compliance subject they may solely give us a one-year take care of an extension for the next years.
“We’ll have a look at by mid-June for them to substantiate to proceed with us for the next yr and so forth.
“The supply is to not our expectation, however I respect their determination as a result of compliance points.”