Tech 3 split from Yamaha

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  1. TheTwoOfUs

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    Tech3 are to split from Yamaha at the end of this season. I wonder who will supply the engines for next year?
    Also Syahrin is to replace Jonas Folger for this year.
     
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    They must have someone lined up already, I would think
     
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    Hope it works better than when KFC split from Bidvest
     
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    In a interview early last week they said they had a offer they could not refuse and had been waiting for the offer, but wouldn't say who but they are looking forward to 2019.

    :party2::party2::party2::party2::party2::party2::party2:
     
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    This broke about a week ago.

    They will be running KTMs next year.

    Ian
     
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    I wish them good luck with that idea.
     
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    Wasn't expecting that. Mind you its had a year in so far and they are a team to be second with.
     
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    KTM needs a second team, i imagine that Tech3 are paying a fair whack to lease the Yamaha's and perhaps the fact that Rossi and Vinales have had a less than stellar season last year on the 2017 bikes may have been a factor. A friend of mine was chatting to Zarco on the way back from the first test , and he confirmed they wouldnt be taking the new bike .

    KTM is a good option, its not far off, and with twice the bikes out there, it will only get better quicker. And i'm guessing it will be a bunch cheaper.
     
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    I didn’t see that coming, but I rather like it. To be fair to KTM, they are still relative newbies in this class but they are making progress. Now to capture a “name” to ride for the factory team in a season or twos time...
     
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    Also , with Valentino coming up to the end of his career, and having the VR46 team well established, he needs somewhere to place his riders in MotoGP too..
     
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    Watching Chequered Flag on BTS this afternoon, Neil Hodgson said the satellite Yamahas will be going (given?) to Rossi's Sky/VR46 team after 2020...
     
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    Without giving too much away I think Tech 3 might be regretting opting for KTM next year.
     
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    I'm not sure Herve had any other choice :(

    Which is a shame, I really like him (y)
     

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