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Yamaha Tech 3 and Dunlop to part ways for 2008

Yamaha Tech 3 and Dunlop to part ways for 2008

The Yamaha Tech 3 team have announced that they will not be continuing their collaboration with Dunlop in 2008, with an official announcement confirming their tyre supplier, riders and structure for next season expected shortly.

The Yamaha Tech 3 team have announced that they will not be continuing their collaboration with Dunlop in 2008, with an official announcement confirming their tyre supplier, riders and structure for next season expected shortly.

Tech 3 Team Owner Herve Poncharal commented: "We started this project with Dunlop two and a half years ago, with the objective of providing them with the platform they needed to push forward their development of tyres for MotoGP. It is clear to everyone that their progress has been very significant, particularly during this season."

"In a championship where competition between the three tyre manufacturers has never been so intense as it is now, Dunlop have increasingly given us the possibility to challenge for top ten positions. Sylvain Guintoli missed out on a podium in Motegi by less than half a second, and here in Valencia both Guintoli and (Makoto) Tamada will start from second row of the grid."

"Unfortunately, however, for various reasons, we have decided that we will not continue with Dunlop for 2008. We would like to thank the Dunlop technical teams both in Europe and Japan for the tremendous efforts they have put behind this project, and we at Tech 3 are proud to have been involved in it."

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