As reported tested the Malay Hafizh Syahrin for the Monster Yamaha Tech3 team in Thailand.
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Since Jonas Folger had to cancel due to illness the start in the MotoGP for 2018, Tech3 was looking for a new driver. Now it has been announced that Syahrin has been contracted and he will be the second driver alongside Johann Zarco. He impressed with rapid progress in his first test with the MotoGP machine, high motivation and an impressive learning curve.
Hafizh Syahrin: “I’m incredibly delighted after receiving the good news, that I will ride with Monster Yamaha Tech3 in 2018. 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. 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!”
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