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Pol Espargaro secures sixth in Rookie campaign

Thursday, 1, January 1970

Monster Yamaha Tech 3’s Pol Espargaro won a race long battle against his brother at the Gran Premio Generali de la Comunitat Valenciana for sixth in the race and sixth overall. read more »

Smith and Espargaro power to strong finishes in Malaysia

Thursday, 1, January 1970

Monster Yamaha Tech3 rider Bradley Smith fought through the challenging conditions in Sepang to finish in fifth place. His teammate Pol Espargaro rode through the pain barrier to sixth, with a broken bone in his foot.  

Pol Espargaro’s Sepang race fitness to be assessed on Sunday

Thursday, 1, January 1970

Monster Yamaha Tech3’s Pol Espargaro suffered a heavy fall in the closing minutes of FP3 at the Shell Advance Malaysian Motorcycle Grand Prix, which resulted in him fracturing the head of the second metatarsal in his left foot.

Maiden MotoGP™ podium for diligent Smith

Thursday, 1, January 1970

Monster Yamaha Tech 3 rider Bradley Smith rode a careful race to finish third at the Tissot Australian Grand Prix, claiming his best finish in the premier class.

Fine margins in qualifying as Smith places fourth

Thursday, 1, January 1970

Bradley Smith steered his Monster Yamaha Tech3 YZR-M1 to fourth position on the grid for Sunday’s Tissot Australian Grand Prix in a closely fought Q2 - which saw the Englishman lap just 0.014s off the pace of compatriot Cal Crutchlow, who was second.

Tech3 duo complete Motegi race inside top ten

Thursday, 1, January 1970

Pol Espargaro delivered a solid performance at Yamaha’s home Grand Prix to cross the finish line in eighth position at the Twin Ring Motegi circuit.

Tech3 pair prepare for intense triple-header

Thursday, 1, January 1970

Monster Yamaha Tech3 duo Pol Espargaro and Bradley Smith travel to Japan for round 15 of the MotoGP™ World Championship full of confidence and ready for the fierce challenge at Motegi, aboard their YZR-M1 machines.

Wet weather fails to dampen Tech3 as Smith blazes to fifth

Thursday, 1, January 1970

Monster Yamaha Tech3 rider Bradley Smith rode a well executed race whilst battling the challenging dry-wet conditions to land fifth position at Motorland Aragon.

Top Yamaha qualifying result for Pol Espargaro

Thursday, 1, January 1970

Monster Yamaha Tech 3’s Pol Esgarpargo narrowly missed a front row slot at the Gran Premio Movistar de Aragon on Saturday.

Bright start in Spain for Pol Espargaro

Thursday, 1, January 1970

Monster Yamaha Tech3 rider Pol Espargaro signalled his intent for the weekend by completing the opening day of practice in sixth place in front of his home crowd at the MotorLand Aragon circuit.

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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 in 2012 with numerous podiums for Andrea Dovizioso and Cal Crutchlow. British rider Crutchlow stayed put for 2013 to be joined by compatriot Bradley Smith, with the former continuing the team’s podium form. In 2014 Tech3 have a young rider line-up with Smith accompanied by reigning Moto2™ World Champion Pol Espargaro on YZR-M1 machinery.

Team Management

  • Herve PoncharalTeam Manager

Bradley Smith Crew

  • Guy CoulonCrew Chief
  • Andrew GriffithData Engineer
  • Laurent DucloyerMechanic
  • Jerome PoncharalMechanic
  • Josian RustiqueMechanic
  • Steve BlackburnMechanic

Pol Espargaró Crew

  • Nicolas GoyonCrew Chief
  • Maxime ReyszData Engineer
  • Julien LajunieMechanic
  • Sebastien LetortMechanic
  • Xavier QueixalosMechanic
  • Bike Info
  • 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.
  • Bike Yamaha YZR-M1
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  • Suspension
  • Front Öhlins upside down front forks
  • Rear Öhlins rear shock
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  • Brakes
  • Front Two 320mm carbon disc, two four-piston calipers (Brembo)
  • Rear Single stainless steel rear disc, twin-piston caliper (Brembo)
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