February 2022 will be a defining moment for the French racer. The reason is, he will negotiate a new commitment for the 2023 season.
Some time ago, Quartararo revealed that he was considering whether to stop or continue his commitment with the Japanese manufacturer.
According to the manager, Eric Mahe, there have been two offers that fell before him. They take their approach very seriously.
However, ex rider The Petronas SRT wanted to confirm whether Yamaha could supply the highly competitive YZR-M1. Because, the condition of disrupting the dominance of Ducati is a powerful and fast motor.
As it turned out, these were not Quartararo’s main demands. According to information obtained by MotoGP observer Carlo Pernat, the collector of five wins for the 2021 season wants a very high salary.
“Based on the information I have, Quartararo makes a very high request to Yamaha. As far as I know, he asked for 20 million euros,” he leaked to GPOne.com.
If the news is valid, the request of 20 million euros (about Rp325 million) would be very surprising. This means he gets a 14-fold increase on his current salary, 1.5 million euros per season.
Currently, the highest paid is held by six-time MotoGP world champion, Marc Marquez, in the range of 17-20 million euros.
Yamaha’s response is not yet known regarding the news of a large salary demand submitted by Quartararo. What is clear, the number is very high though rider 20 years has been a great service to break the shortage of degrees in paddock his team.
In an economic situation disrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic, it is certainly difficult for the team to disburse funds as high as before.
If you want to give an increase, maybe it’s still a single digit. His consistency has not been tested to match Marquez’s achievements on track and financially.
On the other hand, Quartararo is ready to find a new mooring. Honda Racing plans to recruit him at the end of next season to partner with Marquez in MotoGP 2023.
They are not satisfied with the performance shown by Pol Espargaro. Moving from KTM, the racer can only go on the podium and pole position each once.
Fabio Quartararo, Yamaha Factory Racing
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