With three teams in all three categories of MotoGP World Championship, Sepang Racing Team (SRT) and title sponsor Petronas unveiled race liveries for their race machines. Leading the charge was the Petronas Yamaha SRT YZR-M1 which will be contested in the top class, MotoGP, with riders Franco Morbidelli and Fabio Quartararo.

In Moto2, Malaysian Khairul Idham Pawi, better known to race fans as Super KIP, will be riding the Petronas Sprinta Racing machine powered by the Triumph 765 engine. As for Moto3, Ayumu Sasaki and John McPhee will be representing Petronas Sprinta Racing in that category.

“The PETRONAS Sepang Racing Team across all 3 categories in the MotoGP World Championship are now the biggest non-factory or satellite team in the paddock. We have grown to a team of more than 50 people from ten different nationalities with riders that represent 5 nationalities of Malaysian, Italian/Brazilian, French, Japanese and Scottish,” said Sepang International Circuit (SIC) chief executive officer Datuk Razlan Ahmad Razali.

“Petronas involvement in motorsports has spanned decades through our entry in Formula One and MotoGP. This partnership marks Petronas’ presence in the whole spectrum of motorcycle racing, from the grassroots level in Cub Prix right up to the international races of MotoGP, Moto2 and Moto3 further enhancing our global branding and technology partnership, particularly in the field of fuel and lubricants,” said Petronas president and group chief executive officer Tan Sri Wan Zulkiflee Wan Ariffin. The MotoGP circus comes to Sepang circuit from the 6th to the 8th of February for Winter Test before heading to Losail, Qatar for final winter testing and the start of the 2019 MotoGP season.