Date: 4 months ago   Category: Sport

Marko Melandri has entered the factory GRT Yamaha WorldSBK team


One more loud confirmation from Milan, with EICMA-2018: Marko Melandri is called the pilot of the factory GRT Yamaha team which will be presented to World Superbike now.

of МОТОГОНКИ.РУ, on November 8, 2018 - Dorna Sports has managed to find work for the titled Italian for 2019 - good news to fans "warm lamp" the drive of the middle 2000-ny.

of GRT Yamaha, the French team with direct factory support which has become the champion of World Supersport thanks to Loukas Mayas's efforts in 2017, enters also Superbike now. Risk to lose one of national leaders of WorldSBK has forced Dorna to find both team, and sponsors for Melandri. Dorna sincerely believes that Marko's presence at WSBK will help to encourage the Italian audience of MediaSet TV channel which broadcasts races of the Superbike and has already prolonged the contract with the promoter for the next 3 years.

of Dorna has also insisted that a part of maintenance costs of Melandri was undertaken by the present sponsor of the factory PATA Yamaha team. Other half becomes covered by the Italian company Eni.

History of the entry of GRT Yamaha in the Prime minister class difficult. In July, 2018 the manager of GRT Filippo Conti has said that the French collective is technically ready to transition to new level, business it was necessary for small - to collect a sponsor's pool and to find the capable pilot. It was planned that Loukas Mayas will become such person. But the vice-champion of WSS didn't manage to raise enough funds for a full season, and team the relation. As a result, Mayas has left GRT Yamaha after the race in Qatar.

at the time of end of a season in Doha Melandri's fate remained not resolved, and only in two days prior to opening of Milan Motor-salon EICMA-2018 the manager Melandri of Alberto Vergani has confirmed that all parties have come to the mutually advantageous agreement. Under all parties he meant - Melandri, himself, Dorna Sports, Yamaha and sponsors.

Who the workmate Marko in GRT will be unknown, perhaps, he will be the only pilot of team, but the 3rd in the championship with direct factory support.

the Official announcement is expected any day.

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