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Syahrin joins Tech 3 for 2018 MotoGP season

Written by  Feb 21, 2018

Following his performance in testing at Buriram, Hafizh Syahrin has been confirmed as riding for Monster Yamaha Tech 3 in 2018.

The Malaysian, who was the first from his nation to enter the premier class at the Thai test, now becomes the first to compete full-time as he joins Johann Zarco in the French squad’s line up.

“I’m incredibly delighted after receiving the good news that I will ride with Monster Yamaha Tech3 in 2018,” says Syahrin.

“Following three very interesting and great days of testing in Buriram, where I learned a lot, I want to thank my crew again, especially Nico and Maxime, but also Johann and Laurent for their advices. In just a short time, I really learned to fully control a MotoGP bike, which is still unbelievable for me."

"I’ll try to do my best and will give all I have this year. I want to thank Hervé, Yamaha Motor Corporation, Monster and the entire Tech3 team to believe in me and giving me this fantastic opportunity to compete full season in MotoGP." He added

"Thank you to my family, that always supported me to make this dream come true, especially my father, plus thanks to my fans and of course to Razlan. I’m looking forward to test again in Qatar and I’ll be even more motivated. Honestly, I can’t wait for the season to start. I’m just overwhelmed!”

“The recent test in Buriram was already history made for Hafizh,” adds Razlan Razali, Sepang International Circuit Chief Executive Officer.

“This official announcement of Hafizh competing the full season with Monster Yamaha Tech3 team is the biggest announcement and achievement for a Malaysian rider after more than 26 years of Malaysia hosting MotoGP."

"It is also a fantastic news for the Asian region. I must thank Hervé Poncharal for this opportunity, his faith and confidence in Hafizh. We will now hand over Hafizh in his good care for him to be developed into a better, competitive and complete MotoGP rider.”

First, the grid visit Qatar to test from the 1st March - before the race weekend begins on the 16th. 

source: motogp.com

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