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11 days ago
By motogp.com

Quartararo in line for Yamaha upgrades in 2020

Sensational results have put Fabio Quartararo high on the list of priority for Yamaha, with upgrades coming the Frenchman's way...

Fabio Quartararo looks like he will be in for a tidy upgrade to his Yamaha machinery due to his sensational performances in 2019. Lin Jarvis confirmed to Simon Crafar at the PTT Thailand Grand Prix that the 20-year-old will be the recipient of a “good plan” from Yamaha. What the good plan consists of is yet to be confirmed but that should be “officialised in the next two or three weeks.”

Speaking to former Grand Prix winner Crafar in Pit-Lane, Jarvis confirmed Quartararo has been given upgrades already in 2019: “The difference this year is marginal, and we’ve been able to give him a couple of upgrades throughout the year too.

After the Frenchman’s stunning 2019 season which has consisted of four podiums and three pole positions, whilst also leading for the majority of the race at Misano just over three weeks ago. So what does the future hold for the young Frenchman with regards to his connections to Yamaha?

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“I know what is happening, obviously, but when we can officialise it? It will probably be in these fly-aways,” resumed Jarvis. “Behind the scenes, paperwork is necessary, agreements between the team and Yamaha etc, we have a good plan for him. I think it will be officialised in the next two or three weeks.”

With the news coming out, Yamaha are clearly investing in the services of Quartararo. What the upgrades have been or will be are unclear, but judging by his pace on the opening day at the PTT Thailand Grand Prix, he will revel at the opportunity to further demonstrate his pace in MotoGP™.