Defending MXGP World Champion Romain Febvre has resigned with the team for the next three seasons.
By Hayden Gregory
The Monster Energy Yamaha team has been bolstered by the news that Febvre will stay following a breakout rookie year and a successful start to the 2016 season.
The Frenchman was near unstoppable last season and has already scored 13 podiums from 18 starts in 2016.
“I’m really happy that Yamaha and I have reached a new agreement that reflects the great work we have achieved so far together,” Febvre said.
“It is a great feeling to be appreciated for my riding skills and dedicated approach to racing. We share open minds and ambition to be the best, which is a great asset for our future together. I’m really excited for the coming season; we are going to continue building an unbeatable team together and create more stories of success in MXGP.”
Chief Operating Officer of Yamaha Motor Europe, Eric de Seynes added his excitement with the signing.
“It is with great pleasure indeed that we make this announcement to continue our partnership with Romain for a further three years,” he said. “Our defending champion is a true talent and perfectly reflects the values that we hold dear in our racing activities.
“As a rider he is not only extremely professional, but also passionate and dedicated to pushing us to achieve the best possible results together. He is a real “Blue” rider, and combined with our class leading YZ technology, that he in part helps to develop, I am confident we can look forward to not only the continuation of a fantastic season this year, but also to three more years of success, inspiring passion in Yamaha and for all our motocross fans across the world.”
This news comes as the MXGP World Championship heads to Febvre’s home country of France this weekend.