days after the team named Hafizh Syahrin as its replacement for Jonas Folger for the 2018 season to race alongside Johann Zarco. Though their partnership will soon coming to an end, both Tech3 and Yamaha say they will be fully committed to
That would also make sense given KTM's expression of interest in having Johann Zarco ride for them in 2019.
Zarco would then swap to the factory team from Tech3, and make room for new riders in the Tech3 satellite
"I'm really happy to announce that Hafizh Syahrin will be the second Monster Yamaha Tech3 rider alongside Johann Zarco. It's been a tough time since we heard from Jonas Folger, that unfortunately he decided not to race in
had any data from the Pata Yamaha WorldSBK squad, who have already raced at the Buriram track for three years, Johann Zarco replied.
"The factory Yamahas, yes, and we have like a base to say which gear we can go into the
Position: 12th – Time: 1'31.305 – Laps: 67
"I'm really happy about the new track. The layout is nice
In the Independent Team ranks, Monster Yamaha Tech 3 rider Johann Zarco remains locked into refining what he will run this season – and there will be a new face on the other
Meanwhile, in the Tech 3 garage, Johann Zarco faces a similar dilemma. The 2017 chassis he tried on the previous two days gave better feedback, but lacked rear
449 on Lap 52 of 54 saw him just pip Monster Yamaha Tech 3's Johann Zarco in the last few minutes of track action, after the number 46 had been second fastest on Day 2. Teammate
But it did leave us wondering about Johann Zarco.
The Frenchman had two 2017 Yamaha M1s in his garage – the bike the Movistar Yamaha riders were desperate to get