Petronas Sepang Racing Team have confirmed their operations in the MotoGP™, Moto2™ and Moto3™ World Championships will cease to be at the end of the 2021 season.
The team, which is represented in Moto3™ and Moto2™ by Petronas Sprinta Racing and in MotoGP™ by Petronas Yamaha Sepang Racing Team can confirm it will conclude all activities, both racing and non-racing, at the end of the current campaign.
Petronas Sepang Racing Team Principal Razlan Razali and Team Director Johan Stigefelt will continue in the MotoGP™ category from 2022 onwards with a new entity. This new entity and title partner will be announced at the Gran Premio Octo di San Marino e della Riviera di Rimini in Misano on September 16th.
Petronas Sepang Racing Team in its current format was formed in 2018 to race in all categories of the MotoGP™ World Championship, from the 2019 season onwards. The team was supported in this by title sponsor across all three categories, Petronas, and the team’s owner, Sepang International Circuit.
Petronas Sepang Racing Team would like to thank all its fans, crew, partners and riders for being part of the incredible journey. The team is dedicated to finishing the 2021 season in the best way possible.
Razlan Razali: “The team will race its final race in Valencia and we thank all our crew, riders, fans and partners for their support. In particular, we thank Petronas, with whom none of this would have been possible. Together we pushed the Petronas brand and Malaysian expertise to the forefront of the grid and captured unprecedented brand exposure and coverage, exponentially surpassing all expectations.”
Johan Stigefelt: “Thank you to Petronas for the opportunity given over the past three years and everything we have achieved together. I am sad we were not able to continue this project as we established a great team across all three categories of MotoGP in such a short time and our vision was for this to be a long term project. We have worked with incredible personnel, fantastic riders and enjoyed the support of great partners and wonderful fans and we offer our heartfelt gratitude to them all.
“Thank you also to Sepang International Circuit with whom the relationship goes back to 2015. Together we grew from a small two-rider Moto3 squad to one of the biggest teams to have ever existed in the MotoGP paddock. I am proud to have been part of this journey together and without Sepang International Circuit this would not have been possible.
“For the future we have a new and exciting project. We remain in the paddock in MotoGP with new shirts to wear. But more of that later; for now we have the remaining races of the 2021 season to race as hard as possible. Thank you all.”