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The start of a dream year in the royal blue of factory Yamaha is officially underway for 2019 MotoGP™ Rookie of the Year Fabio Quartararo after he visited the Japanese factory's European HQ in Gerno di Lesmo, Italy, on Monday.
The 21-year-old was welcomed by Lin Jarvis, Managing Director of Yamaha Motor Racing, and Massimo Meregalli, Team Manager of the Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP squad. The trio took a tour of the Yamaha Factory Racing offices as the Frenchman becomes acclimatised with his new home for the next two years.
He won't be the only man making the switch from Petronas Yamaha SRT to the full factory concern, with crew chief Diego Gubellini also following Quartararo across. The pair will have to wait a little while longer, though, to become properly accustomed to the 2021 Yamaha M1, with his first opportunity coming at the opening day of the Qatar Test on March 6th.