News 17 Jan 2023

Monster Energy Yamaha unveil 2023 MotoGP livery

Updated colours officially launched ahead of upcoming season.

Image: Supplied.

The Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP team has uncovered its 2023 livery, with former MotoGP world champion Fabio Quartararo to spearhead the outfit’s assault in the upcoming season alongside Franco Morbidelli.

An updated appearance for the team was launched today in Jakarta, Indonesia, at Yamaha Indonesia Motor Manufacturing‘s 2023 ’3S dealer meeting which features a new camouflage blend of Yamaha’s colours (with a new addition of grey).

Additionally, the iconic Monster claw of team title sponsor Monster Energy remains instantly recognisable, with the rider’s leathers, pit box and team uniforms also boasting the updated appearance.

Despite fracturing his hand in a motocross accident during the winter break, Quartararo approaches the upcoming championship with high levels of motivation to regain the MotoGP World Championship, having taken his title defence down to the wire last year against Francesco Bagnaia (Ducati Lenovo Team).

“My winter break didn‘t fully go as planned because I injured my hand during motocross training,” Quartararo explained. “But I‘ve kept working non-stop. I‘ve done a lot of cardio to make sure I‘m 100 percent fit for the 2023 season.

“My hand injury is fully recovered now too, so I feel ready to fight for the title again. We have the new camouflage livery, which is a nice change. I like the new look, and it‘s good to switch it up a bit. But more importantly, I am looking forward to start riding again.

“I am very curious to test the 2023 YZR-M1 in Sepang. We will work hard this season, as we always do. We have learned a lot in 2022, and now I just want to fight for the title again. My fans have been very supportive, sending me lots of messages over the winter. I‘m excited to see them at the tracks again this season. We will have some fun!”

Last season was a trying one for Morbidelli, the former Moto2 world champion and MotoGP race-winner unable to showcase his full potential and ultimately finished 19th in the premier class standings.

“We are making a fresh start today, with a new look,” said Morbidelli. “Everything has gone back to zero and anything is possible this season, so that is an exciting prospect. We’ve ended 2022 with an improved feeling.

“Now it’s important that we do a good job at the upcoming winter tests, so we will be ready to start the season in March with the first race in Portugal.

“There’s a new race format, which will take some getting used to for the riders and the teams, but I see it as a positive change because it’s something that the fans will enjoy.

“I want to thank the Indonesian fans who we saw at today’s dealer meeting for their support. Their enthusiasm has given us a boost, and I can’t wait to start the 2023 season in the best way possible.”