Yamaha has confronted a rider scarcity in current weeks as Franco Morbidelli continues to get better from knee surgical procedure in June, whereas Maverick Vinales has been cut from the factory squad with immediate effect following his post-Styrian GP suspension.
With check rider Cal Crutchlow moved out of his stand-in duties at SRT for this weekend’s British GP to take Vinales’ place on the manufacturing unit Yamaha squad, SRT has given Moto2 rider Jake Dixon his MotoGP debut at Silverstone.
With Morbidelli prone to nonetheless be sidelined for the Aragon GP in two weeks’ time, SRT has supplied Vierge the journey for the weekend – although Autosport understands he has some reservations about it given the struggles others have had on the ‘A-spec’ M1.
Morbidelli’s Yamaha is successfully a two-year-old M1, with the Italian solely capable of rating one podium at Jerez previous to his knee damage having gained three races in 2020 and completed runner-up within the championship.
Waiting for the San Marino GP at Misano the week after the Aragon spherical, Autosport understands Andrea Dovizioso is finalising the small print of the deal that can see him journey at SRT for the ultimate races of 2021.
Morbidelli is predicted to be promoted to the manufacturing unit Yamaha squad to interchange Vinales forward of a full-time swap in 2022.
SRT is searching for Yamaha to agree to provide Dovizioso with a 2022 M1 on beneficial phrases for 2022, which is Dovizioso’s non-negotiable situation for signing.
Andrea Dovizioso, Aprilia
Picture by: Aprilia Racing
If all involves fruition, which may very properly occur this weekend, the #04 will almost definitely make its debut at Misano.
Dovizioso final rode a Yamaha in MotoGP in 2012 when he raced for Tech3 for a season earlier than becoming a member of the manufacturing unit Ducati squad.
Earlier this week SRT announced it would be quitting all classes of the MotoGP world championship on the finish of 2021, which follows Petronas’ decision to end its title sponsorship on the finish of the yr.
The brand new entity which will likely be shaped out of the outgoing Sepang Racing Staff will likely be unveiled through the San Marino GP weekend.