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Tech3 to split with Yamaha after 2018 MotoGP season
https://www.autosport.com/motogp/news/134488/tech3-to-split-with-yamaha-after-2018
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18-year partnership with Yamaha at the conclusion of the 2018 season.

Herve Poncharal's team, which has run Yamahas since its premier-class debut in 2001, made clear it has secured a new partner for 2019 but did not specify the manufacturer.

Suzuki and KTM are both known to be keen on making at least two bikes available for a satellite team for 2019, while Aprilia could also be on the market for a customer squad deal.

Currently, there are eight Ducatis, six Honda and four Yamahas competing in MotoGP, while KTM, Suzuki and Aprilia field two works bikes each.

"Tech3 is a small company, which has to think about the future and has to weigh the different options," Poncharal said.

"We've been offered a deal, that includes something we've been waiting for almost since we started with Tech3 and I couldn't say no.

"But obviously, we are the Monster Yamaha Team until the last lap of the Valencia GP 2018."
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