Franco Morbidelli will feel emotional feelings during his farewell race with Monster Energy Yamaha at the 2023 Valencia MotoGP, this weekend / Photo: Franco Morbidelli (@frankymorbido)
Franco Morbidelli will feel emotional feelings during his farewell race with Monster Energy Yamaha at the 2023 Valencia MotoGP, this weekend. Because of this, Valentino Rossi’s students wanted to give him a farewell gift while paving the Ricardo Tormo Circuit.
Morbidelli’s journey with the Yamaha team in MotoGP 2023 is quite difficult. During the 19 races he has competed in, the best position for the racer nicknamed Morbido occurred in the Argentina MotoGP when he finished fourth.
The rest, Morbidelli failed to break into the top five positions. This red report card is what made him fail to maintain his position on the Yamaha team in MotoGP 2024.
Before, Morbidelli said goodbye. He wanted to give a farewell gift to the Yamaha team. “This will be my last race with the Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Team, which adds extra emotion to this weekend,” said Morbidelli, quoted from the official Monster Energy Yamaha website, Thursday (23/11/2023).
“I want to end our journey together in the best way and make one last beautiful memory with the crew, so that’s the goal,” he continued.
For your information, Morbidelli will join Pramac Racing in MotoGP 2024. He will fill the empty seat left by Johann Zarco at LCR Honda. Meanwhile, his position at Monster Energy Yamaha will later be filled by Alex Rins.