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How one MotoGP team went from title challengers to losing it all in four years

The Petronas Sepang Racing Team came into MotoGP with a bang in 2019 as regular front-runners, with wonder rookie Fabio Quartararo mounting a title challenge in 2020. But it all went wrong for the Razlan Razali-helmed squad as the team changed hands and tumbled down the order - and RNF Racing plans to right this in 2023

Believe it or not, the team known as RNF Racing, that finished 11th out of 12 in the 2022 MotoGP teams' championship and had a highest-placed rider of 21st, is the same squad that finished runner-up in the title race in 2020.

Back then, RNF Racing was the Sepang Racing Team and was backed by Malaysian oil giant Petronas. SRT had spent numerous years in the Moto3 and Moto2 class before it elected to make the step up to MotoGP in 2019, taking over the grid slots of the Marc VDS Honda squad after it got itself mired in internal troubles.

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