Lin Jarvis Reveals Yamaha's Stance On A Possible MotoGP Exit

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According to Team Principal Lin Jarvis, Yamaha is fully behind the MotoGP project: A withdrawal from MotoGP is out of the question.

In MotoGP, the Yamaha factory team faces the biggest task since its entry in 1999.

After winning the world championship with Fabio Quartararo in 2021, the Japanese lost touch with the top in a very short time and quickly descended last place in the constructors’ championship in 2023.

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But despite the current failure and falling sales of supersport bikes, Yamaha headquarters is sticking with MotoGP, Lin Jarvis tells

“Of course, supersport bikes will no longer be sold. But we are not here to promote the R1,” clarifies Lin Jarvis.

“We need to demonstrate the competitiveness of our machine for 2025 and beyond. I can guarantee that a withdrawal by Yamaha is absolute nonsense.”

“Yamaha is not hesitating. There is no lack of conviction either,” explains the Yamaha executive. “We, and probably Honda, need to change the approach and become faster, more responsive, and aggressive,” he calls the current weakness.

The Englishman explains that the goal of the MotoGP project is not just to promote Yamaha, but “the technical development, the competitive spirit and the training of young engineers. This creates a much bigger picture.”

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