The Petronas RST team now becomes the new satellite team for Yamaha as it replaces the Tech3 team for the 2019 season. Earlier this week, the team revealed their new colours for the 2019 season at their Twin Towers located in Kuala Lumpur.
The team made their debut in 2018 on a bike that was mostly black, but now they strike with an attractive theme that represents the primary sponsor, Petronas right in the centre of the fairing. It’s accommodated by black and an interesting shade of turquoise, which fades from the darker colours and really allows the sponsors to stand out.
The racers are receiving new outfits, which are in line with the premier class of course. There represent a similar design and have been created by SIC Racing who have been involved with multiple forms of racing. Not only are they owned by the Sepang Circuit, but they also have programs in the Moto2 and 3 races where they’ll claim podiums with Jakub Kornfeil and Johann Zarco.
The team manager, Wilco Zeelenberg said they aim to become the most powerful and the very best in MotoGP. He joined the RST team from the Works Yamaha squad. The team also includes Valentino Rossi and officially the youngest MotoGP rider, Fabio Quartararo who is only 19 years old.
Maverick Vinales and Rossi will be performing as per usual on the fine-tuned A-spec bikes while the rookie will take on the B spec and show what he is made of for his promising career with the RST team.
Team Looking forward to What Lies Ahead
It seems as if everyone is looking forward to the adventures ahead as the new Yamaha team sets their sights on the track. The MotoGP action is bound to start soon, and all the fans are looking forward to seeing how it goes with the new merge. The fact that Valentino Rossi is part of the team already gives everyone a lot of hope, but we’ll have to see how it goes against the rest of the field, especially against the hot Ducati teams who’ve managed to make some major shifts in recent races.
It would also be interesting to see how the new team handles the changes for 2019, including the adjustments to make all UMI unique a standard among all teams. These units provide important data about what the leaning angles of the bike is, which is then used to apply changes to the bike as it feed info to the team and the bike’s computer box.
It would be quite impressive if the new rider, Rossi and Maverick manages to get out the gates with brilliant set ups and manage to bring the competition to a whole new level for the other teams. There’s no doubt that the racers have the talent, we’ll just have to wait and see if the new team has what it takes to back them up.