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Tech 3 Yamaha complete 2007 line up with Sylvain Guintoli

Tech 3 Yamaha complete 2007 line up with Sylvain Guintoli

Tech 3 Yamaha complete 2007 line up with Sylvain Guintoli

The Tech 3 Team is pleased to announce that the Yamaha-Dunlop project will continue in 2007 with a two-rider line-up. After signing Makoto Tamada last week, Tech 3 Yamaha has completed its 2007 squad with the addition of French 250cc rider and current Tech 3 test rider Sylvain Guintoli.

Herve Poncharal, Team Principal of Tech 3 Yamaha, said "I am very grateful to Yamaha for supporting us for one more season and enabling us to have two riders on the new 800cc motorcycle. Furthermore, I am very happy to announce that Sylvain Guintoli will be our second rider alongside Makoto Tamada. The Tech 3 Yamaha Team will be the only team to run Dunlop tyres in MotoGP and we are delighted that we will have such a talented line-up to continue with the great work that we've done in 2006."

"It's a dream come true for me to finally step up to the MotoGP class," added French star Guintoli. "Herve and I have known each other for years and to be given the chance to ride with a Yamaha factory team is a fantastic opportunity for me. I want to thank Herve Poncharal and Yamaha for this chance and I can't wait to begin working with them."

Guintoli had began testing with the team after the Chinese Grand Prix this season, and to many this spelt the beginning of the end for British rider James Ellison in the Tech 3 Yamaha ranks. The Cumbrian rider will be assessing his options before 2007, looking to continue in the premier class after a difficult season and show his true class.

MotoGP, 2006, Sylvain Guintoli

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