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Rossi’s Saudi-backed team set for 2022 MotoGP entry, Japan MotoGP cancelled

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Racing Team VR46, the motorcycling outfit owned by MotoGP legend Valentino Rossi and now backed by oil and natural gas company Saudi Aramco, has confirmed a five-year contract to compete in the premier class of MotoGP.

VR46 has agreed the deal with Dorna Sports, MotoGP’s commercial rights-holder. Founded in 2014, VR46 has previously raced in MotoGP’s feeder categories, Moto3 and Moto2, but armed with its new backing will enter the premier class from the 2022 season.

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