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Poncharal on the Ellison-Checa line-up

Poncharal on the Ellison-Checa line-up

Poncharal on the Ellison-Checa line-up

The Tech 3 Team will compete in the 2006 MotoGP World Championship with two riders, Spaniard Carlos Checa and Briton James Ellison, both on Yamaha M1s fitted with Dunlop tyres.

"Thanks to the combined efforts of Dunlop, Yamaha Motor and Tech 3, we have been able to finalize this project", explains Hervé Poncharal, team manager of the French-based outfit. "After a difficult winter during which we developed our project with Dunlop, Yamaha and the young James Ellison, we are now really excited to see Carlos Checa joining the team."

"Carlos is the most experienced rider on this year's MotoGP grid. During his ten-year career as one of the top riders in the sport's premier category, he has ridden different bikes on different tyre brands, and based on this experience, his input to our development will be of great value, especially for Dunlop."

"With Carlos partnering James Ellison, one of the emerging talents and who raced on Dunlop tyres last year, we complete the ideal line-up of our team, a blend of youth and experience, in which we have strong hopes."

Carlos Checa will join James Ellison for his first outing on his new Yamaha M1 on Dunlop tyres during the team's next tests in Qatar on 5th, 6th and 7th February.

MotoGP, 2006, Carlos Checa

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