Hafizh Syahrin revealed that he will not have a salary while racing in Moto2 in 2020.
He now needs to look for sponsors to help with flight tickets, lodging and training.
The Angel Nieto Team targets a top five finish for Hafizh.
Just after we published the story about Hafizh Syahrin returning to the Moto2 category with the Angel Nieto Team in 2020, a reader alerted us that the rider will be racing without a salary.
Instead, Hafizh will be paid an incentive every time he achieves a podium result. The team set a top five target for the Malaysian, judging by his previous experience and exploits in the class. He had finished in the top six in the 2016 and 2017 seasons before being tapped for MotoGP.
The rider revealed his desire to keep pushing for the best despite riding without a salary during a press conference yesterday.
“I do not know the cost at the moment. I need to look for sponsors to pay for the flight tickets, lodging and training while overseas.”
Hafizh also thanked Sepang International Circuit CEO, Dato’ Razlan Razali for being the most helpful individual during his struggles at the Red Bull KTM Tech 3 Racing team. He also revealed that there could be a MotoGP slot the following year should he finish in the top five.
Also for the first time, he also told the assembled press about his frustration with KTM and the RC16.
“My machine package was very different to my teammate Miguel Oliveira’s. I did not receive what was promised by the team. I was using an engine from the early season that was not upgraded at all.,” he said.
It was a bitter pill for the rider who lost out the 2018 MotoGP Rookie title by just 4 points to Franco Morbidelli who in turn was the 2017 Moto2 champion.