The Razlan Razali-run outfit, which was rebranded as RNF Racing in 2022 following Petronas SRT’s exit on the finish of final yr, will sever ties with Yamaha on the conclusion of the present marketing campaign.
RNF will subject year-old Aprilia equipment subsequent yr, with outgoing KTM riders Oliveira and his Tech3 counterpart Fernandez refreshing the workforce’s line-up for 2023 having signed two-year offers.
Oliveira has lengthy been linked to RNF having turned down a transfer again to Tech3 by KTM, whereas rookie Fernandez negotiated an exit from his cope with the Austrian marque not too long ago to affix RNF.
Fernandez initially needed to affix RNF’s predecessor Petronas SRT for his rookie marketing campaign till KTM locked him right into a contract to race for Tech3.
RNF’s present line-up will depart MotoGP on the finish of the season, with Andrea Dovizioso retiring on the finish of this weekend’s San Marino Grand Prix, whereas Darryn Binder seems to be set to maneuver to Moto2, having stepped as much as the premier class straight from Moto3.
RNF boss Razali says signing its two new riders was “not a easy course of”, however each the workforce and Aprilia “consider within the expertise of each riders”.
“We’re extraordinarily excited to welcome Miguel Oliveira and Raúl Fernandez to the WithU RNF MotoGP Crew from 2023,” Razali mentioned.
Raul Fernandez, KTM Tech3
Photograph by: Gold and Goose / Motorsport Photos
“It has not been a easy course of, however along with Aprilia we’re very clear on the riders that we needed.
“They’re each younger riders with an excellent mixture of expertise coming from Miguel and Raul who I’m personally a fan of since he shocked the Moto2 class final yr to develop into Vice Champion. To lastly safe him, is unbelievable.
“Each, Aprilia and we consider within the expertise of each riders, so we are able to’t watch for them to experience for us subsequent season!”
Aprilia has confirmed KTM has agreed to let each Oliveira and Fernandez take a look at the RS-GP on the finish of the 2022 season.
Oliveira’s place at KTM has been taken by Jack Miller, who in flip will probably be changed by Enea Bastianini on the manufacturing facility Ducati squad.
Tech3 – which will probably be rebranded as GasGas Manufacturing unit Racing in 2023 – will welcome again Pol Espargaro from Honda, whereas reigning Moto2 champion Remy Gardner urged through the Austrian GP weekend that he is not going to be with the workforce subsequent yr.
Moto2 frontrunner Augusto Fernandez, who races for the KTM-backed Ajo Motorsport, is linked to the seat alongside Espargaro at Tech3.
Earlier on Tuesday morning, Honda lastly introduced it had signed Joan Mir on a two-year deal to affix its manufacturing facility workforce alongside Marc Marquez in 2023.
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