Valentino Rossi’s VR46 MotoGP outfit has reportedly reached an agreement with Yamaha to become the Japanese manufacturer’s official satellite operation
According to Speedweek, the VR46 team has reached an agreement with Yamaha to become its second team for the 2025 and 2026 seasons. This partnership has been long rumored and makes sense due to owner Valentino Rossi’s history with Yamaha. The team would likely receive a factory-spec M1 as part of the deal. Yamaha is also interested in signing Moto2 rider Fermin Aldeguer, who has been negotiating to join VR46. Yamaha has been without a second team since last year, when the RNF outfit switched to become Aprilia’s satellite partner. Prior to that, Tech 3 left Yamaha to partner with KTM.