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Monster Tech3 (MotoGP)|
Tech3 Racing (Moto2)
|Base||Bormes Les Mimosas, France|
5. Johann Zarco
55. Hafizh Syahrin
64. Bo Bendsneyder87. Remy Gardner
|Motorcycle||MotoGP – Yamaha YZR-M1 Moto2 – Tech3 Mistral 610|
MotoGP – MichelinMoto2 – Dunlop
|Riders' Championships||1 250cc 2000 Olivier Jacque|
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,"MotoGP – Tech 3 Yamaha". Yamaha-Racing.com. Archived from the original on 2007-12-17. Retrieved 2007-12-17. 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."Tech 3 names Moto2 riders, Romagnoli joins". crash.net. Crash Media Group. 2009-11-10. Retrieved 2009-11-10. 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
(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position; races in italics indicate fastest lap)
* Season still in progress.
- Non-bracketed number refers to the number accumulated with team, with number in brackets referring to the total accumulated for the season.
- Tech3 to switch to KTM for 2019 MotoGP season after Yamaha split Autosport, 5 March 2018. Retrieved 5 May 2018