PETRONAS Sepang Racing Team Unveils New Look For Historic Season

PETRONAS Sepang Racing Team unveils new look for historic season
The first ever Malaysian team in MotoGP, PETRONAS Yamaha Sepang Racing Team, and the PETRONAS Sprinta Racing line-ups for Moto2 and Moto3, were officially presented today at the PETRONAS Twin Towers (Malaysia), with high hopes for a promising 2019 MotoGP season.

The PETRONAS Sepang Racing Team this afternoon presented their ambitious project for 2019 at the PETRONAS Twin Towers, unveiling the stunning new colour scheme that will adorn the team’s five riders and their machines across the three categories of the MotoGP World Championship this year. The new PETRONAS Yamaha Sepang Racing Team riders in MotoGP – Franco Morbidelli and Fabio Quartararo – and their 2019 Yamaha YZR-M1 machines lined up alongside PETRONAS Sprinta Racing riders Khairul Idham Pawi (Moto2), Ayumu Sasaki and John McPhee (Moto3) were the stars of the ceremony. This historic moment in Malaysian motorsport took place in the Dewan Filharmonik PETRONAS Foyer.

This special occasion also served as a statement of intent from the team, who for the first time ever in Southeast Asia will have a presence in all three categories of Grand Prix motorcycle racing – MotoGP, Moto2 and Moto3. Indeed, it was an unforgettable day for the whole of the PETRONAS Sepang Racing Team and the country in general – demonstrated by the presence of some of Malaysia’s dignitaries – as well as the many partners who have made this dream a reality.

The headline news of the event was the official unveiling of the PETRONAS Yamaha Sepang Racing Team line-up in MotoGP, which will feature 2018 Rookie of the Year Franco Morbidelli and the man who will look to relieve him of the title, Fabio Quartararo, who makes the step up from Moto2. The team will be Yamaha’s only satellite representation on the grid, receiving top level material and factory support thanks to the magnificent working relationship between the team and Yamaha Motor Co. Ltd.

In the intermediate category, the PETRONAS Sprinta Racing outfit heads into its second season with a new face on board – Malaysia’s two-time Grand Prix winner Khairul Idham Pawi. Meanwhile in Moto3, Ayumu Sasaki welcomes a new team-mate in John McPhee, forming a new pairing ready to fight for the positions of honour at the front of the pack.

The first track appearance for the new-look PETRONAS Yamaha Sepang Racing Team will take place from 6th – 8th February at the first Official MotoGP Test of 2019 in the Sepang International Circuit. Later, from the 11th-13th February, the PETRONAS Sprinta Racing Moto2 and Moto3 teams will take part in a private test at the same track.

Photo credit: PETRONAS Sepang Racing Team

LAUNCHED: Yamaha Tracer 900 GT

GENTING HIGHLANDS: Hong Leong Yamaha Motor Sdn. Bhd. (“HLYM”) has launched 2019 Tracer 900 GT. The flagship sport-touring dubbed “2 Sides Of The Same Coin” for its sporty capability and ability for long distances.

“The introduction of this model is Hong Leong Yamaha’s quest to continuously innovate the mobility lifestyle of Malaysian motorcycle enthusiast,” said Dato’ Jim Khor, Managing Director of HLYM.

The new Tracer GT comes with fully adjustable forks, quick-shifter (upshifts only), preload adjustability on the rear shocks, a larger windscreen, cruise control, and a brand new TFT cluster meter.

It is still powered by the same inline-three 847cc engine that has always been used on the with its predecessors. The ergonomics has been retained and it now comes with an adjustable seat height with the minimum being 85.1cm and 86.6cm the highest it may be adjusted to.

Priced at RM 58,888 including SST (price excludes roadtax, insurance, and other charges and comes available in two colour variant, Grey and Matte Blue. Available at dealers nationwide from February onward.

Petronas Yamaha Sepang Racing Team: Kelahiran Pasukan Baru Dalam 6 Bulan

“Menubuhkan satu pasukan MotoGP adalah amat berbeza jika dibandingkan dengan Moto2 atau Moto3,” ujar Ketua Pasukan SRT Petronas Yamaha SRT, Razlan Razali. Satu pernyataan yang hanya boleh diutarakan selepas berpuas hati dengan usaha mereka selama ini. Tugas mereka adalah untuk mengasaskan satu pasukan dari Malaysia yang pertama untuk bertanding di dalam kejohanan MotoGP, Moto2 dan Moto3 sekaligus.

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