Morbidelli out, Rins in to Factory Yamaha MotoGP for 2024!

Alex Rins will replace Franco Morbidelli in the Factory Yamaha MotoGP team for the 2024 season

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HOT on the heels of the news that Franco Morbidelli was leaving the Factory Yamaha MotoGP team, the news is out that Alex Rins will be joining Fabio Quartararo as his replacement in the squad.

The six-time MotoGP winner is still working towards a full recovery from a crash at the Italian MotoGP sprint race earlier this season, a crash which left the Spaniard with a serious leg injury and later going on to have two surgeries to try and fix it.

That hasn’t put off the Yamaha squad though, which will no doubt be looking at Rins as a vastly experienced and consistent pair of hands for the troublesome M1.

A statement from Managing Director, Yamaha Motor Racing, Lin Jarvis, reads:

“We expect Alex to be a great asset. He has vast experience as a MotoGP rider and is known to be a natural talent and a multi-time MotoGP class race winner. He already has experience with two other MotoGP manufacturers and has ridden bikes with similar characteristics to the YZR-M1, which should help him adapt quickly to our bike. His win in COTA earlier this year underlines his speed, hunger, and determination to succeed.“Alex has been away from the MotoGP paddock for a while due to the injury he sustained at Mugello, but we are confident that he should be fully recovered and up to speed for the 2024 season. We are really looking forward to working with him and believe that he will collaborate well with Fabio and enhance the total performance of the Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Team.”

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