Yamaha: “We achieved our first target” by signing Jonathan Rea
Yamaha initially prioritized promoting young talent to their factory team, but after losing the 2021 world champion, they realized they needed to secure another elite rider. Johann Zarco and Franco Morbidelli were rumored as targets, but Jonathan Rea was Yamaha’s top choice. Rea, a six-time World Champion, brings a high level of skill and motivation to Yamaha. Yamaha and Rea are both looking to challenge Ducati and Kawasaki, who have been dominant in recent years. Rea’s move to Yamaha will provide fresh motivation and excitement for the team. Overall, there are no difficulties in integrating Rea into the team.