Tech 3 Celebrates 20th Anniversary at Le Mans
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It is quite a thrill for all of its members, as this anniversary also means that the team formed by Herve Poncharal and Guy Coulon has contested in no less than a third of the Queen Class races so far. As you probably remember, the premier motorcycle championship celebrated its 60th campaign last year.
“It's appropriate that Tech 3 celebrates its 20th birthday in our home race in Le Mans this weekend. It's incredible to think when Guy and I first set out on this amazing adventure that Tech 3 would be going stronger than ever as we eagerly anticipate our third decade of racing at world championship level,” said Herve Poncharal, Yamaha Tech 3 Team Manager.
“We can look back at the last 20 years with immense pride. We have had some truly unforgettable experiences and we've been fortunate to have some of the world's best talent riding for Tech 3,” Poncharal added.
The high point for Tech 3 Team was Olivier Jacque’s memorable success in the 250cc world championship (2000), the last time a French rider won a world title for a French team.
The Tech 3 Team is known as one of the most high profiled and respected outfits in motorcycle racing worldwide. To commemorate the 20th anniversary celebrations, the Grand Prix de France organization will be paying its own tribute to the Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Team at Le Mans.
In the meantime, Poncharal looks forward for the years to come: “Racing is our passion and I hope we have made a small contribution to the huge success that MotoGP now is. I hope too that we have been a team fans around the globe have enjoyed following and will continue to do so. Here's to the next 20!”
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