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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-23-2018, 04:30 PM Thread Starter
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wow, tech3 splitting up with yamaha

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Nobody but Herve knows for sure, but rumors suggest KTM.


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Nobody but Herve knows for sure, but rumors suggest KTM.
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is Zarco Tech3's employer or is Yamaha,guess what i am really asking is how does this affect Zarco?
he seems a great prospect and an asset Yamaha wouldn't want to let go
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This is huge. Herve said it was an offer he couldnít refuse. Iím guessing that means full factory bikes and support. I can only imagine itís honda or Ducati. Anything else would be a downgrade. Does anyone know Zarcoís contract status?
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is Zarco Tech3's employer or is Yamaha,guess what i am really asking is how does this affect Zarco?

he seems a great prospect and an asset Yamaha wouldn't want to let go

If he sets the world on fire this year, he might get himself a full factory ride. Consistency will move him up


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is Zarco Tech3's employer or is Yamaha,guess what i am really asking is how does this affect Zarco?
he seems a great prospect and an asset Yamaha wouldn't want to let go
Zarco is not a Yamaha rider. No doubt one of the main reasons why they're not happy. Yamaha has said they may not even supply a satellite team in 2019, but then I doubt there's many team managers who'd want a 2018 M1 next year.

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This is huge. Herve said it was an offer he couldnít refuse. Iím guessing that means full factory bikes and support. I can only imagine itís honda or Ducati. Anything else would be a downgrade. Does anyone know Zarcoís contract status?
I'd almost bet money it is neither of those factories.


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I'd almost bet money it is neither of those factories.
Taking over the KTM factory team sounds like a sure way to go slower. You could argue tech 3 had a more impressive year than the factory team last year. Theyíre in a strong position right now.
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Taking over the KTM factory team sounds like a sure way to go slower. You could argue tech 3 had a more impressive year than the factory team last year. Theyíre in a strong position right now.
Honda and Ducati already have satellite teams using factory bikes (LCR/Pramac, respectively) that both get good results.

KTM is improving quickly and if Tech3 can get the same bikes the factory team is using, KTM will develop even quicker.
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Honda and Ducati already have satellite teams using factory bikes (LCR/Pramac, respectively) that both get good results.

KTM is improving quickly and if Tech3 can get the same bikes the factory team is using, KTM will develop even quicker.
This here... what I gather is that KTM is allowing them to run their factory team package as well to help develop faster as now they'd have 4 riders giving back rivers of data and such. While Yamaha was fair to them and gave them a pretty good package over the years but having full factory support is what maybe he wants and seems he's chasing after.
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