April 17, 2024
RNF unveils new-look for first MotoGP season with Aprilia

The Razlan Razali-owned squad was shaped out of the Petronas Sepang Racing Crew, which pulled out of MotoGP at the stop of the 2021 time.

RNF ongoing on as a Yamaha consumer for 2022, but the outfit that took Franco Morbidelli to the runner-up spot in the 2020 championship struggled for variety and was second-to-previous in the teams’ standings with a paltry 37 details.

Right after it was not able to safe a multi-12 months extension with Yamaha, RNF elected to indicator a two-calendar year offer with Aprilia to come to be the marque’s initial satellite MotoGP group due to the fact its comeback in 2015.

As well as working with a new producer, RNF obtained a new vast majority shareholder in crypto agency CryptoDATA.

“I am thrilled to at last start the new season with a revamped spirit and our daring new colours that replicate the new CryptoDATA RNF MotoGP Workforce,” Razali claimed.

“As a group, we’re committed to creating adjustments and heading out of the box from the norm of the activity.

“We have partnered with CryptoDATA to carry slicing-edge technological know-how to the activity and enable us remain at the forefront of innovation.

“But past our partnership, we’re targeted on bringing our own distinctive solution to racing, with a crew tradition that emphasizes excellence, resolve, enthusiasm and the desire to be diverse.”

RNF has a refreshed rider line-up for 2023 as it welcomes KTM outcasts Miguel Oliveira and Raul Fernandez, just after Darryn Binder sought refuge in Moto2 and Andrea Dovizioso retired pursuing final year’s San Marino GP.

Raúl Fernández, Miguel Oliveira, RNF Racing

Raúl Fernández, Miguel Oliveira, RNF Racing

Photograph by: RNF Racing

Team manager Razali informed Motorsport.com past November that 2022 rookie Binder “was a victim” of RNF’s break up with Yamaha, as the South African was contracted to the Japanese producer.

With RNF shifting to Aprilia equipment for 2023, it will depart Yamaha as the only producer on the grid with no a satellite husband or wife.

The RNF squad enjoyed a stable pre-season screening stage, with five-time race winner Oliveira 11th in general at the finish of the Portugal take a look at.

While the team will enjoy shut ties with Aprilia in 2023, it will not operate entire works-spec bikes this season.

With RNF’s formal 2023 launch on Monday afternoon, the full MotoGP grid has unveiled the liveries it will race with this time.

The new marketing campaign commences this weekend with the Portuguese GP, and will mark the first time in MotoGP historical past that dash races will function on the routine.