The early termination of the contract between Maverick Vinales and Yamaha, which will thus end at the end of 2021, has given new life to the MotoGP riders market. Franco Morbidelli should arrive in the Iwata official team – barring surprises, not to be excluded – while in the Petronas satellite team, Razlan Razali will have to look for one or two new riders, based on the decision on Valentino Rossi’s future. Many riders joined the Malaysian team, including three riders from Superbike, Jonathan Rea, Toprak Razgatlioglu and Garett Gerloff. In recent days, Rea said he was surprised at MotoGP’s interest in him, further reinforcing the rumors with the most classic of “never say never“. Razgatlioglu instead postponed the sirens of the premier class of motorcycling for 2 years, signing the renewal with Yamaha in Superbike.
Garett Gerloff he became acquainted with Yamaha Petronas in MotoGP at the Assen weekend, when he replaced the injured Franco Morbidelli. Last in qualifying and seventeenth in the race, the Texan centaur received compliments for the adaptation shown by Razali, number one of the team. But the appreciation did not result in either a negotiation or a real offer for the arrival in the team in 2022, as assured by Gerloff himself in Speedweek: “I have not received offers from MotoGP so far. I had the Yamaha Superbike proposal on the table and I accepted it“. However, the German newspaper has assured that the 25-year-old American has a termination clause that can already be activated in 2022 in the event of a call from MotoGP.