KUALA LUMPUR -- Sepang International Circuit (SIC) chief executive officer, Datuk Razlan Razali, believes at least two offers have been made to Malaysian MotoGP racer, Hafizh Syahrin.
"His contract with Tech3 has ended, but he has other offers and just needs time to make his choice,” Razlan told Bernama, adding that he met Hafizh on Wednesday after Red Bull KTM Tech 3’s announcement of a new contract with South African, Brad Binder.
“There are not many places in MotoGP. His chances are slim. Even the Petronas Yamaha Sepang Racing Team (SRT) hasn’t any place left, with contracts till 2020 already signed with racers,” said Razlan, who is also the Petronas Yamaha SRT principal.
Speculation arose after Hafizh’s Portuguese teammate, Miguel Oliveira, was signed up for the MotoGP grid class by Red Bull KTM Tech 3 for the 2020 season, but him not yet.
This follows his performance this season which has been judged inconsistent and different from his outing last season.
The 25-year-old placed 14th in the French GP in May and 15th at the GP in Assen in June, and after nine races, picked up just three points.
The change of race machines was a factor in his performance too, with him and his team apparently still adjusting to the KTM RC16 after 20 years of being with Yamaha.
Razlan said SIC will assist Hafizh if he wants to continue his motorcyle racing career, whether it be in MotoGP or Moto2.
"I want motosport fans to be patient and wait for Hafizh to make a decision ... give him time. Also, it is the holiday period, so many riders will be moving (to teams) here and there.
Source: Bernama https://bit.ly/2G6TjIk