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Alex Rins signs up to join Fabio Quartararo at the Yamaha factory team for the 2024 MotoGP season.

Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. has announced the signing of Alex Rins to the Yamaha factory team rider line-up for the 2024 MotoGP season.

The Spaniard will replace Franco Morbidelli whose future in MotoGP remains unclear,  and partner with 2021 World Champion Fabio Quartararo in the Monster Energy Yamaha team.

The vastly experienced Spaniard has many premier-class and lower-class race victories (6x MotoGP, 4x Moto2, 8x Moto3, 18 in total) and podiums (18x MotoGP, 17x Moto2, 23x Moto3, 58 in total) to his name. His vast experience and undeniable talent make him a fully qualified and welcome addition to the Yamaha rider line-up.

Rins underwent two surgeries following a leg injury sustained in the 2023 Italian GP Sprint race and is still working hard on making a full recovery.

Managing Director, Yamaha Motor Racing
We are delighted that Alex is joining the Yamaha line-up, and we warmly welcome him to the Yamaha MotoGP group.

“We expect Alex to be a great asset. He has vast experience as a MotoGP rider and is known to be a natural talent and a multi-time MotoGP class race winner. He already has experience with two other MotoGP manufacturers and has ridden bikes with similar characteristics to the YZR-M1, which should help him adapt quickly to our bike. His win in COTA earlier this year underlines his speed, hunger, and determination to succeed.

“Alex has been away from the MotoGP paddock for a while due to the injury he sustained at Mugello, but we are confident that he should be fully recovered and up to speed for the 2024 season. We are really looking forward to working with him and believe that he will collaborate well with Fabio and enhance the total performance of the Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Team.