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Espargaro delighted to begin MotoGP™ journey


Moto2™ World Champion Pol Espargaro commenced his MotoGP™ adventure on Monday at the Ricardo Tormo circuit in Valencia, getting his first try of the Monster Yamaha Tech 3 bike which he will ride in 2014. read more »

Crash for Crutchlow on last Tech3 Friday

Thursday, 1, January 1970

Cal Crutchlow warmed up for his final appearance in the Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Team in Valencia with a pacey performance and a crash in practice at the tight and twisty Ricardo Tormo track.

Brakes the talking point for Crutchlow and Smith

Thursday, 1, January 1970

Monster Yamaha Tech3 ended the Japanese Grand Prix in seventh and eighth positions, with Cal Crutchlow ahead of Bradley Smith. After the race, the Englishmen discussed braking issues and possible solutions for the future.

Crutchlow: ‘I must work on my starts’

Thursday, 1, January 1970

Cal Crutchlow believes he would have finished on the podium in Australia, had he enjoyed an improved getaway off the starting grid.

Tech3 sixth and seventh in breathtaking Q2

Thursday, 1, January 1970

Monster Yamaha Tech3 riders Cal Crutchlow and Bradley Smith will start Sunday’s Tissot Australian Grand Prix race from sixth and seventh respectively, after both mounted a strong challenge for the front row in a record-breaking qualifying session.

Crutchlow and Smith satisfied with solid start

Thursday, 1, January 1970

Monster Yamaha Tech3 riders Cal Crutchlow and Bradley Smith made a good start on the opening day of practice at the spectacular Phillip Island track in Australia.

Crutchlow hindered by ‘too much power’

Thursday, 1, January 1970

Having suffered a lack of straight-line speed at the previous race in Aragón, Cal Crutchlow admits that he and Monster Yamaha Tech3 went too far in the other direction at Sepang.

Crutchlow: 'The team have done a brilliant job'

Thursday, 1, January 1970

Monster Yamaha Tech3’s Cal Crutchlow thanked his crew after he made a return to the front row of the grid in Malaysia, finishing third fastest in a dramatic conclusion to qualifying.

Crutchlow overcomes pain to make strong start

Thursday, 1, January 1970

Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Team rider Cal Crutchlow made a good start to the Shell Advance Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix on Friday, setting the third fastest time on the opening day of practice.

Crutchlow calls for greater engine performance

Thursday, 1, January 1970

Cal Crutchlow was left downcast following Sunday’s Aragón Grand Prix, having finished sixth from seventh on the grid at the end of a frustrating weekend.

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Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Information:

The Tech3 outfit have been the leading Yamaha satellite team for the last few years in MotoGP™. Led by IRTA President Hervé Poncharal, the French team had their best-ever season among the MotoGP™ elite last year with numerous podiums for Andrea Dovizioso and Cal Crutchlow. The British rider has stayed put for 2013 to be joined by compatriot Bradley Smith, with the aim for ‘Team GB’ to finish as the top independent team and sneak the odd podium in against the factory boys when the opportunity arises.


  • Herve PoncharalTeam Manager

Cal Crutchlow's Crew

  • Daniele Romagnoli Crew Chief
  • Nicolas GoyonData Engineer
  • Julien Lajunie Mechanic
  • Sebastien LetortMechanic
  • Steve BlackburnMechanic

Bradley Smith's Crew

  • Guy CoulonCrew Chief
  • Andrew Griffith Data Engineer
  • Laurent DucloyerMechanic
  • Jerome PoncharalMechanic
  • Josian Rustique Mechanic
  • Bike Info
  • Bike Yamaha YZR-M1
  • Engine 1000cc Liquid cooled inline four-cylinder with crossplane crankshaft
  • Power Over 240 hp
  • Top Speed N/A
  • Chassis Aluminium twin tube delta box with multi-adjustable steering geometry. Aluminium swingarm.
  • Suspension
  • Front Öhlins upside down front forks
  • Rear Öhlins rear shock
  • Brakes
  • Front Two 320mm carbon disc, two four-piston calipers (Brembo)
  • Rear Single stainless steel rear disc, twin-piston caliper (Brembo)