RNF declares all-new MotoGP line-up for 2023 - Motor Informed

RNF declares all-new MotoGP line-up for 2023

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The Razlan Razali-run outfit, which was rebranded as RNF Racing in 2022 following Petronas SRT’s exit on the finish of final yr, will sever ties with Yamaha on the conclusion of the present marketing campaign.

RNF will area year-old Aprilia equipment subsequent yr, with outgoing KTM riders Oliveira and his Tech3 counterpart Fernandez refreshing the crew’s line-up for 2023 having signed two-year offers.

Oliveira has lengthy been linked to RNF having turned down a transfer again to Tech3 by KTM, whereas rookie Fernandez negotiated an exit from his take care of the Austrian marque not too long ago to affix RNF.

Fernandez initially wished to affix RNF’s predecessor Petronas SRT for his rookie marketing campaign till KTM locked him right into a contract to race for Tech3.

RNF’s present line-up will depart MotoGP on the finish of the season, with Andrea Dovizioso retiring on the finish of this weekend’s San Marino Grand Prix, whereas Darryn Binder seems set to maneuver to Moto2, having stepped as much as the premier class straight from Moto3.

RNF boss Razali says signing its two new riders was “not a easy course of”, however each the crew and Aprilia “imagine within the expertise of each riders”.

“We’re extraordinarily excited to welcome Miguel Oliveira and Raul Fernandez to the WithU RNF MotoGP Group from 2023,” Razali mentioned.

“It has not been a easy course of, however along with Aprilia we’re very clear on the riders that we wished.

Raul Fernandez, KTM Tech3

Raul Fernandez, KTM Tech3

Picture by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport Images

“They’re each younger riders with a very good mixture of expertise coming from Miguel and Raul who I am personally a fan of since he shocked the Moto2 class final yr to turn into Vice Champion. To lastly safe him, is implausible.

“Each, Aprilia and we imagine within the expertise of each riders, so we won’t look forward to them to experience for us subsequent season!”

Oliveira’s place at KTM has been taken by Jack Miller, who in flip will likely be changed by Enea Bastianini on the manufacturing facility Ducati squad.

Tech3, which will likely be rebranded as GasGas Manufacturing facility Racing in 2023, will welcome again Pol Espargaro from Honda, whereas reigning Moto2 champion Remy Gardner recommended throughout the Austrian GP weekend that he won’t be with the crew subsequent yr.

Moto2 frontrunner Augusto Fernandez, who races for the KTM-backed Ajo Motorsport, is linked to the seat alongside Espargaro at Tech3.

Earlier on Tuesday morning, Honda lastly introduced it had signed Joan Mir on a two-year deal to affix its manufacturing facility crew alongside Marc Marquez in 2023.

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