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The New Yamaha Petronas SIC Does Not Understand That He Said 'No' to His Project "Pedrosa Has Disappointed Us"
Last weekend, at last, details were made public about the new squad that arrives at MotoGP, the Yamaha Petronas SIC. It was a tumultuous press conference in which they were from the president of the oil company to representatives of the Malaysian government. For the Asian country it is a historic landmark. Not in vain, they will have presence in all categories with their own structure. The key man to create this entire network is Dato Razlan Razali, who, among other positions, is CEO of the Sepang International Circuit (SIC). He has led negotiations with Dorna, Yamaha, sponsors and pilots. First had Jorge Lorenzo as spearhead, but the Spaniard ended up opting for the offer of Repsol Honda. The Malaysian leader does not believe that the Spaniard used them to cover up that offer of HRC or improve their conditions. "Personally, I had not talked to any driver because things were still very uncertain, I do not think he played with us because nothing was confirmed, we had not talked to anyone yet, they came to us for their stories. We talk and that's it, the rest is what other people think or what they perceive, so nothing was confirmed, "he explained to MARCA. After the failed attempt with Palma, they set their sights on Dani Pedrosa. Economically, they tempted him with a great offer and sportingly, he would have had the same thing that Franco Morbidelli will have: an M1 of 2019 equal, starting with Rossi and Viñales. Then, the evolutions will go first to Valentino and Maverick, but throughout the year, they will reach Franky. The Castellar, after much thought, opted for withdrawal. Razali expressed his displeasure at the decision of the Barcelonan. "Dani is a great driver, he is very talented, he is one of the top pilots of the paddock, we want top drivers. Unfortunately, if he can not do it, because physically and mentally he is not ready for it, we can not do anything. We can force him, but on the one hand we are disappointed, although we changed and decided to bet on young and talented riders, which is why our next option was Fabio Quartararo because no other current MotoGP riders fit what we wanted, so we are disappointed , but also excited to have Fabio Quartararo, "he said. The manager still needs to recruit a pilot, for his electric motorcycle, but it will not be Catalan. They are shuffling other names. The announcement, the only one that remains to be done, will still be late.