News 12 Aug 2019

Factory Yamaha makes Febvre departure official at end of 2019

Five-year partnership concludes with 2015 world champion.

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Monster Energy Yamaha Factory Racing has made it official that former world champion Romain Febvre will depart the squad at the conclusion of the 2019 MXGP World Championship following a five-year partnership.

Together with Yamaha, the Frenchman has taken his YZ450FM to 27 grand prix race wins, 50 grand prix podiums, and 12 grand prix overall victories, with the highlight of his career being crowned 2015 MXGP world champion in what was an unforgettable rookie season.

In addition to his MXGP success, Febvre has played a key role in the glory of Team France at the prestigious Monster Energy FIM Motocross of Nations, with Febvre leading his team to victory on three occasions, and will once again be part of the winning squad at Assen’s 2019 edition.

Febvre has been linked to a seat at Monster Energy Kawasaki Factory Racing, who also just revealed Clement Desalle will remain with the squad for 2019.