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Febvre out of Yamaha

Yamaha has formally announced its partnership with Romain Febvre will be drawn to a close at the end of the 2019 MXGP season, leaving the Frenchman looking for a ride.

Febvre 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. The 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,” said the official statement.

It’s known Brian Bogers will be ousted from the HRC Honda team in 2020 so there could be an opening there for Febvre.