Yamaha would be the solely producer on the grid in 2023 to subject simply its two manufacturing unit group bikes, after shedding its satellite tv for pc tie-up with RNF Racing – who has joined forces with Aprilia for the next two seasons.
The position of satellite tv for pc groups has modified significantly in MotoGP in recent times, with them very a lot seen as merely greater than mere clients – with Ducati taking the lead on this space with its three satellite tv for pc squads.
Yamaha, with Tech3, Petronas SRT and RNF, sometimes noticed its satellite tv for pc groups as a enterprise and one other supply of revenue, quite than an extension of its manufacturing unit outfit in the identical manner Ducati, KTM and now Aprilia have completed.
However, chatting with Autosport’s Spanish language sister web site Motorsport.es, Jarvis says the connection it can have with a brand new satellite tv for pc companion sooner or later shall be totally different.
“We do not look immediately at Ducati,” he mentioned.
“However, the package deal we’ll provide when that occurs will definitely not be the identical because the one we supplied 5 years in the past.
“The connection with the satellite tv for pc groups has turn into a lot nearer.”
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Since shedding RNF to Aprilia, Yamaha has been linked to a possible satellite tv for pc partnership with Valentino Rossi’s VR46 group.
FIM president Jorge Viegas even said late final 12 months that “Valentino’s group will change Ducati for Yamaha in 2024. Nothing is confirmed but, however that is the thought.”
This was immediately refuted by VR46, who has a contract with Ducati via to the tip of 2024.
Other than the plain Rossi connection, the Italian profitable 4 world titles with the marque throughout his MotoGP profession, Yamaha operates a Moto2 group with the VR46 organisations – the Yamaha VR46 Grasp Camp squad.
Jarvis refused to be drawn in on Viegas’ feedback, however famous: “I do not wish to touch upon what Viegas mentioned. I’d similar to everybody to respect his space of affect.
“Clearly we wish to get again to having a satellite tv for pc group as quickly as doable, however there are a number of components to contemplate.
“The primary is that now we have to have a aggressive bike, to persuade whoever it’s that it is price altering bikes.
“Then now we have to have the ability to provide a very good deal, with good help in any respect ranges.
“And at last, now we have to respect the contracts between the doable events and their present suppliers. If we won’t do it in 2024, we’ll do it in 2025.”
Presently solely Gresini is out of contract with its companion producer on the finish of 2023, although given the competitiveness of the group in 2022 having received 4 instances with Enea Bastianini, it’s unlikely it is not going to proceed with Ducati into 2024.
RNF boss and group proprietor Razlan Razali told Motorsport.com last November that his squad wished to proceed with Yamaha in 2023, however refused to simply accept the one-year deal the Japanese marque supplied.