It’s shocking to think how much success Romain Febvre has had on the Monster Energy Yamaha in Europe in such a short time and it’s even more shocking to hear that Yamaha Motors Europe will not support him after the 2019 season closes. Below is the press release we got earlier today about the split:
Yamaha Motor Europe wishes to formally announce that its partnership with Romain Febvre will be drawn to a close at the end of the 2019 MXGP season.
Together with Yamaha, the “461” has taken his YZ450FM to 27 Grand Prix race wins, 50 Grand Prix podiums, and 12 Grand Prix victories, with the highlight of his career being crowned 2015 MXGP World Champion in what was an unforgettable rookie season.
In addition to his Grand Prix success’, the YZ450FM mounted Frenchman has played a key role in the glory of Team France at the prestigious Monster Energy Motocross of Nations with Febvre leading his team to victory on three occasions.
Yamaha is extremely grateful for the five fruitful years spent with Febvre, where together we have shared many memorable moments. The Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP team look forward to lining up at the remaining four rounds of the 2019 MXGP World Championship with Febvre at the helm, where they hope to toast even more success.