Tech 3

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Tech 3
Tech 3 logo.png
2014 name Monster Yamaha Tech3
Tech 3
Base France Bormes Les Mimosas, France
Principal Hervé Poncharal
Rider(s) MotoGP – 38 Bradley Smith
MotoGP – 44 Pol Espargaró
Moto2 – 23 Marcel Schrötter
Moto2 – 88 Ricard Cardús
Motorcycle MotoGP – Yamaha YZR-M1
Moto2 – Tech 3 Mistral 610
Tyres MotoGP – Bridgestone
Moto2 – Dunlop
Riders' Championships 1
250cc 2000 Olivier Jacque

Tech 3 is a motorcycle racing team currently competing in MotoGP World Championship under the name Monster Yamaha Tech 3 and in the Moto2 World Championship under the name Tech 3 Moto2.

The team was founded by ex-racer Hervé Poncharal, engineer Guy Coulon and Bernard Martignac and started racing in 1990 in the 250 cc class, using Honda and Suzuki motorcycles. In 1999, the team partnered with Yamaha for the factory team and in 2000 their riders, Olivier Jacque and Shinya Nakano, placed first and second in the 250 world championship. In 2001 the team moved the whole operation to the premier class, again with Yamaha, Jacque and Nakano on the YZR500,[1] though their status changed to that of satellite team through to the present.

Towards the end of the 2002 season, the team was given use of the YZR-M1. In 2006 and 2007 the team used Dunlop tyres, but returned to Michelin in 2008.

In the 2008 Grand Prix motorcycle racing season, the two-time and reigning Superbike World Champion James Toseland partnered with the two-time Superbike World Champion Colin Edwards.

For 2010, Ben Spies replaced Toseland. Spies finished the season in sixth place while Edwards finished in eleventh place. In the new Moto2 category, Tech 3 rider Yuki Takahashi finished the season in twelfth place while Raffaele de Rosa finished 27th, aboard Honda-powered bikes using a Tech 3 chassis.[2]

For 2011, Spies moved to the factory Yamaha team, and was being replaced by Cal Crutchlow; the team again retained Colin Edwards for a fourth season. For 2012, Crutchlow moves into the second year of his two-year deal, while Edwards announced that he was leaving for the Forward Racing team with Andrea Dovizioso having been confirmed as his replacement. Bradley Smith signed a deal to ride for the team in MotoGP in 2013 and 2014.

Grand Prix motorcycle results[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap)

Season Class Team Machine No Driver 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 R.C. Points T.C. Points
2001 500cc Gauloises Yamaha Tech 3 YZR500 19 France Olivier Jacque JPN
Ret
RSA
16
ESP
Ret
FRA
Ret
ITA CAT
12
NED
11
GBR
9
GER
6
CZE
12
POR
8
VAL
5
PAC
Ret
AUS
6
MAL
Ret
BRA
Ret
15th 59  –
56 Japan Shinya Nakano JPN
5
RSA
4
ESP
4
FRA
11
ITA
8
CAT
4
NED
5
GBR
6
GER
3
CZE
DNS
POR
9
VAL
7
PAC
6
AUS
7
MAL
4
BRA
9
5th 155
2002 MotoGP Gauloises Yamaha Tech 3 YZR500 19 France Olivier Jacque JPN
Ret
RSA
6
ESP
11
FRA
Ret
ITA
9
CAT
9
NED
14
GBR
5
GER
Ret
CZE
10
POR
Ret
BRA
7
PAC
7
10th 81 5th 149
YZR-M1 MAL
Ret
AUS
8
VAL
9
YZR500 56 Japan Shinya Nakano JPN
Ret
RSA
8
ESP
17
FRA
13
ITA
11
CAT
Ret
NED
8
GBR
10
GER
5
CZE
Ret
POR
12
BRA
Ret
PAC
16
11th 68
YZR-M1 MAL
6
AUS
13
VAL
6
2003 MotoGP Gauloises Yamaha Team YZR-M1 4 Brazil Alex Barros JPN
8
RSA
5
ESP
5
FRA
3
ITA
Ret
CAT
8
NED
8
GBR GER
Ret
CZE
7
POR
11
BRA
12
PAC
6
MAL
15
AUS
Ret
VAL
6
9th 101 6th 172
19 France Olivier Jacque JPN
15
RSA
10
ESP
10
FRA
4
ITA
10
CAT
Ret
NED
5
GBR
Ret
GER
9
CZE
11
POR
13
BRA
Ret
PAC
13
MAL
DNS
AUS
6
VAL
Ret
12th 71
2004 MotoGP Fortuna Gauloises Yamaha YZR-M1 19 Japan Norifumi Abe RSA
9
ESP
11
FRA
Ret
ITA
7
CAT
9
NED
11
BRA
8
GER
Ret
GBR
Ret
CZE
8
POR
10
JPN
Ret
QAT
7
MAL
12
AUS
17
VAL
10
13th 74 6th 149
33 Italy Marco Melandri RSA
11
SPA
Ret
FRA
6
ITA
9
CAT
3
NED
3
BRA
13
GER
Ret
GBR CZE
9
POR
Ret
JPN
5
QAT
Ret
MAL
Ret
AUS
Ret
VAL
Ret
12th 75
2005 MotoGP Fortuna Gauloises Yamaha YZR-M1 11 Spain Rubén Xaus SPA
18
POR
10
CHN
10
FRA
12
ITA
14
CAT
10
NED
12
USA
11
GBR
Ret
GER
13
CZE
18
JPN
10
MAL
15
QAT
14
AUS
12
TUR
14
VAL
15
16th 52 7th 130
24 Spain Toni Elías SPA
12
POR
14
CHN
14
FRA
9
ITA CAT NED USA
13
GBR
9
GER
12
CZE
14
JPN
9
MAL
11
QAT
8
AUS
9
TUR
6
VAL
10
12th 74
94 Spain David Checa SPA POR CHN FRA ITA
19
CAT
13
NED
15
USA GBR GER CZE JPN MAL QAT AUS TUR VAL 26th 4
2006 MotoGP Tech 3 Yamaha YZR-M1 7 Spain Carlos Checa SPA
13
QAT
12
TUR
15
CHN
14
FRA
11
ITA
15
CAT
8
NED
9
GBR
10
GER
9
USA
7
CZE
15
MAL
12
AUS
Ret
JPN
14
POR
7
VAL
10
15th 75 9th 101
77 United Kingdom James Ellison SPA
16
QAT
13
TUR
18
CHN
16
FRA
14
ITA
16
CAT
9
NED
Ret
GBR
14
GER
13
USA
13
CZE
17
MAL
16
AUS
16
JPN
15
POR
13
VAL
14
18th 26
2007 MotoGP Dunlop Tech 3 Yamaha YZR-M1 6 Japan Makoto Tamada QAT
16
SPA
14
TUR
14
CHN
Ret
FRA
9
ITA
15
CAT
12
GBR
15
NED
13
GER
13
USA
8
CZE
17
RSM
14
POR
Ret
JPN
12
AUS
16
MAL
18
VAL
15
18th 38 8th 88
50 France Sylvain Guintoli QAT
15
SPA
15
TUR
15
CHN
13
FRA
10
ITA
14
CAT
14
GBR
16
NED
14
GER
Ret
USA
13
CZE
13
RSM
12
POR
14
JPN
4
AUS
14
MAL
19
VAL
11
16th 50
2008 MotoGP Tech 3 Yamaha YZR-M1 5 United States Colin Edwards QAT
7
SPA
Ret
POR
4
CHN
7
FRA
3
ITA
5
CAT
5
GBR
4
NED
3
GER
Ret
USA
14
CZE
14
RSM
10
IND
15
JPN
7
AUS
8
MAL
8
VAL
6
7th 144 4th 249
52 United Kingdom James Toseland QAT
6
SPA
6
POR
7
CHN
12
FRA
Ret
ITA
6
CAT
6
GBR
17
NED
9
GER
11
USA
9
CZE
13
SMR
6
IND
18
JPN
11
AUS
6
MAL
Ret
VAL
11
11th 105
2009 MotoGP Monster Yamaha Tech 3 YZR-M1 5 United States Colin Edwards QAT
4
JPN
12
SPA
7
FRA
7
ITA
6
CAT
7
NED
4
USA
7
GER
9
GBR
2
CZE
7
IND
5
RSM
Ret
POR
5
AUS
5
MAL
13
VAL
4
5th 161 4th 253
52 United Kingdom James Toseland QAT
16
JPN
9
SPA
13
FRA
9
ITA
7
CAT
13
NED
6
USA
DSQ
GER
10
GBR
6
CZE
9
IND
6
SMR
10
POR
9
AUS
14
MAL
15
VAL
12
14th 92
2010 MotoGP Monster Yamaha Tech 3 YZR-M1 5 United States Colin Edwards QAT
8
SPA
12
FRA
12
ITA
13
GBR
9
NED
8
CAT
11
GER
Ret
USA
7
CZE
7
IND
Ret
RSM
7
ARA
12
JPN
5
MAL
NC
AUS
7
POR
7
VAL
12
11th 103 4th 279
11 United States Ben Spies QAT
5
SPA
Ret
FRA
Ret
ITA
7
GBR
3
NED
4
CAT
6
GER
8
USA
6
CZE
4
IND
2
RSM
6
ARA
5
JPN
8
MAL
4
AUS
5
POR
DNS
VAL
4
6th 176
Moto2 Tech 3 Racing Tech 3 Mistral 610 35 Italy Raffaele De Rosa QAT
Ret
SPA
20
FRA
Ret
ITA
Ret
GBR
28
NED
27
CAT
16
GER
Ret
CZE
15
IND
Ret
RSM
13
ARA
Ret
JPN
15
MAL
Ret
AUS
16
POR
6
VAL
24
27th 15 6th 99
72 Japan Yuki Takahashi QAT
Ret
SPA
4
FRA
Ret
ITA
8
GBR
18
NED
10
CAT
1
GER
Ret
CZE
2
IND
26
RSM
Ret
ARA
12
JPN
6
MAL
Ret
AUS
17
POR
26
VAL
18
12th 86
2011 MotoGP Monster Yamaha Tech 3 YZR-M1 5 United States Colin Edwards QAT
8
SPA
Ret
POR
6
FRA
13
CAT
DNS
GBR
3
NED
7
ITA
9
GER
10
USA
8
CZE
8
IND
7
RSM
13
ARA
13
JPN
8
AUS
5
MAL
C
VAL 9th 109 5th 188
35 United Kingdom Cal Crutchlow QAT
11
SPA
8
POR
8
FRA
Ret
CAT
7
GBR
DNS
NED
14
ITA
Ret
GER
14
USA
Ret
CZE
Ret
IND
11
RSM
10
ARA
9
JPN
11
AUS
Ret
MAL
C
VAL
4
12th 70
41 United States Josh Hayes QAT SPA POR FRA CAT GBR NED ITA GER USA CZE IND RSM ARA JPN AUS MAL VAL
7
19th 9
Moto2 Tech 3 Racing Tech 3 Mistral 610 19 Belgium Xavier Siméon QAT
25
SPA
19
POR
26
FRA
18
CAT
14
GBR
Ret
NED
Ret
ITA
12
GER
18
CZE
23
IND
13
RSM
Ret
ARA
18
JPN
11
AUS
Ret
MAL
15
VAL
8
26th 23 5th 149
38 United Kingdom Bradley Smith QAT
9
SPA
4
POR
29
FRA
9
CAT
19
GBR
2
NED
3
ITA
3
GER
Ret
CZE
Ret
IND
4
RSM
6
ARA
6
JPN
7
AUS
18
MAL
DNS
VAL
23
7th 121
63 France Mike Di Meglio QAT
19
SPA
26
POR
9
FRA
Ret
CAT
Ret
GBR
17
NED
Ret
ITA
24
GER
16
CZE
15
IND
27
RSM
16
ARA
12
JPN
27
AUS
9
MAL
14
VAL
7
23rd 30
2012 MotoGP Monster Yamaha Tech 3 YZR-M1 4 Italy Andrea Dovizioso QAT
5
SPA
5
POR
4
FRA
7
CAT
3
GBR
19
NED
3
GER
3
ITA
3
USA
4
IND
3
CZE
4
RSM
4
ARA
3
JPN
4
MAL
13
AUS
4
VAL
6
4th 218 3rd 369
35 United Kingdom Cal Crutchlow QAT
4
SPA
4
POR
5
FRA
8
CAT
5
GBR
6
NED
5
GER
8
ITA
6
USA
5
IND
Ret
CZE
3
RSM
Ret
ARA
4
JPN
Ret
MAL
Ret
AUS
3
VAL
Ret
7th 151
Moto2 Tech 3 Racing Tech 3 Mistral 610 19 Belgium Xavier Siméon QAT
17
SPA
13
POR
13
FRA
DNS
CAT GBR
21
NED
13
GER
8
ITA
Ret
IND
Ret
CZE
Ret
RSM
Ret
ARA
Ret
JPN
13
MAL
Ret
AUS
13
VAL
27
21st 23 5th 115
38 United Kingdom Bradley Smith QAT
9
SPA
11
POR
10
FRA
9
CAT
12
GBR
7
NED
6
GER
7
ITA
4
IND
15
CZE
8
RSM
8
ARA
5
JPN
Ret
MAL
7
AUS
11
VAL
16
9th 112
81 Spain Jordi Torres QAT SPA POR FRA CAT
16
GBR NED GER ITA IND CZE RSM ARA JPN MAL AUS VAL 19th† 31†
2013 MotoGP Monster Yamaha Tech 3 YZR-M1 35 United Kingdom Cal Crutchlow QAT
5
AME
4
SPA
5
FRA
2
ITA
3
CAT
Ret
NED
3
GER
2
USA
7
IND
5
CZE
17
GBR
7
RSM
6
ARA
6
MAL
6
AUS
4
JPN
7
VAL
Ret
5th 188 3rd 304
38 United Kingdom Bradley Smith QAT
Ret
AME
12
SPA
10
FRA
9
ITA
9
CAT
6
NED
9
GER
6
USA
Ret
IND
8
CZE
Ret
GBR
9
RSM
11
ARA
7
MAL
7
AUS
6
JPN
8
VAL
7
10th 116
Moto2 Tech 3 Tech 3 Mistral 610 52 United Kingdom Danny Kent QAT
18
AME
17
SPA
26
FRA
15
ITA
21
CAT
13
NED
19
GER
Ret
IND
22
CZE
12
GBR
18
RSM
18
ARA
15
MAL
12
AUS
13
JPN
DNS
VAL 22nd 16 4th 21
96 France Louis Rossi QAT
Ret
AME
23
SPA
24
FRA
14
ITA
25
CAT
Ret
NED
12
GER
21
IND
23
CZE
19
GBR
23
RSM
19
ARA
18
MAL
16
AUS
Ret
JPN
Ret
VAL
23
24th 6
99 France Lucas Mahias QAT AME SPA FRA ITA CAT NED GER IND CZE GBR RSM ARA MAL AUS JPN VAL
24
NC 0
Singha Eneos Yamaha Tech3 46 Thailand Decha Kraisart QAT AME SPA FRA ITA CAT NED GER IND CZE GBR RSM ARA MAL
Ret
AUS JPN
21
VAL NC 0 NC 0
2014 MotoGP Monster Yamaha Tech 3 YZR-M1 38 United Kingdom Bradley Smith QAT
Ret
AME
5
ARG
7
SPA
8
FRA
10
ITA
Ret
CAT
10
NED
8
GER
19
IND
6
CZE
9
GBR
22
RSM
7
ARA
5
JPN
9
AUS
3
MAL
5
VAL
14
8th 121 4th 257
44 Spain Pol Espargaró QAT
Ret
AME
6
ARG
8
SPA
9
FRA
4
ITA
5
CAT
7
NED
Ret
GER
7
IND
5
CZE
Ret
GBR
6
RSM
6
ARA
6
JPN
8
AUS
Ret
MAL
6
VAL
6
6th 136
Moto2 Tech 3 Tech 3 Mistral 610 23 Germany Marcel Schrötter QAT
Ret
AME
9
ARG
11
SPA
Ret
FRA
11
ITA
12
CAT
9
NED
12
GER
12
IND
14
CZE
10
GBR
14
RSM
11
ARA
10
JPN
29
AUS
7
MAL
10
VAL
8
10th 80  –
88 Spain Ricard Cardús QAT
12
AME
10
ARG
Ret
SPA
13
FRA
26
ITA
19
CAT
7
NED
16
GER
11
IND
15
CZE
20
GBR
16
RSM
Ret
ARA
14
JPN
9
AUS
16
MAL
12
VAL
12
18th 45
Singha Eneos Yamaha Tech3 46 Thailand Decha Kraisart QAT AME ARG SPA FRA ITA CAT NED GER IND CZE GBR RSM ARA JPN AUS MAL
25
VAL NC 0  –
65 Thailand Chalermpol Polamai QAT AME ARG SPA FRA ITA CAT NED GER IND CZE GBR RSM ARA JPN
30
AUS MAL VAL NC 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MotoGP – Tech 3 Yamaha". Yamaha-Racing.com. Retrieved 2007-12-17. 
  2. ^ "Tech 3 names Moto2 riders, Romagnoli joins". crash.net (Crash Media Group). 2009-11-10. Retrieved 2009-11-10. 

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