Changing official team sponsors for the 2019 MotoGP season is Yamaha MotoGP Team, switching from Spaish telecommunications company Movistar, owned by Telefonica, to energy drinks brand Monster Energy. The new multi-year sponsorship agreement will see the Yamaha team rebranded as Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP Team.

The team will see riders Valentino Rossi and Maverick Viñales carry the Monster Energy logo on their leathers, YZR-M1 race bikes, and on all Yamaha Factory Racing MotoGP Team assets. This might mean the livery on the Yamaha race bikes will change to Monster Energy’s corporate colours of black and lime green.

Monster Energy has been a Yamaha team sponsor since 2013, and now takes primary position in the sponsor roster. Sponsorship by Monster Energy for Yamaha also extends to Monster Energy Supercross, AMA Motocross, MotoAmerica SuperBike & SuperSport, FIM Motocross World Championship and Suzuka 8 Hours.