MotoGP has revealed the names of the riders to take part in Virtual Race 2 on April 12 as Razlan Razali to fully focus on Petronas SRT Yamaha outfit.
After the success of inagural Virtual Race which was won by Honda’s Alex Marquez, MotoGP is back with its second edition for this weekend on April 12 from 15:00 (GMT +2) at Red Bull Ring circuit. They will follow the same format on the Milestone game.
The riders’ list sees a slight change as per the information. The returning names are Honda’s Marc & Alex Marquez, Petronas SRT’s Fabio Quartararo, Pramac Racing’s Francesco Bagnaia and Yamaha’s Maverick Vinales, with no Suzuki and Aprila riders.
Joining this weekend will Yamaha’s Valentino Rossi for his debut, while Ducati will field Danilo Petrucci and Michele Pirro, as LCR Honda has Takaaki Nakagami and Avintia will have Tito Rabat, to make it a much more global affair unlike last time.
These are the MotoGP riders who have been featured on the social media photo released for Virtual Race 2 – it remains to be seen if anyone else will join in or not. Meanwhile, the start of 2020 season has been delayed with Mugello and Barcelona’s portsponement.
In other news, Petronas SRT confirmed that Razali has been named as a full-time team principal as he left his Sepang International Circuit’s CEO role, which has been taken over by Azhan Shafriman Hanif from April 8 onward.
“By taking on the role of Team Principal of the Sepang Racing Team full-time, I will be able to focus 100% on my responsibilities,” said Razali. “I look forward to strengthening activation and engagement with Partners, attracting new companies to join us, improving the team’s function as a platform for Malaysians to compete in the MotoGP, and also strengthening the team’s corporate governance.
“Being CEO of SIC was already living a dream; managing a World Championship team is even more amazing. I will not waste this opportunity to make Malaysia proud, to see Malaysians do well in our team and uplift the name of Malaysia around the world, flying the Jalur Gemilang high as ambassadors for Malaysia in two-wheel motor racing.
“I wish SIC and the new CEO great success. The Board of Directors has chosen someone capable and passionate, and well-versed in the ins and outs of the motorsport world. Together with the team, I am confident that the new CEO will take the circuit to greater heights, building upon what we have achieved these past years.”
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