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Tech 3 Yamaha Team to compete again with two riders
as the Yamaha-Dunlop project continues
Oct. 31, 2006

The Tech 3 Team is pleased to announce that the Yamaha-Dunlop project will continue in 2007 with a two-rider line-up. After signing Makoto Tamada earlier this week, Tech 3 Yamaha has completed its 2007 squad with the addition of French 250cc and current Tech 3 test rider Sylvain Guintoli.

Herve Poncharal, Team Principal of Tech 3 Yamaha, said "I am very grateful to Yamaha for supporting us for one more season and enabling us to have two riders on the new 800cc motorcycle. Furthermore, I am very happy to announce that Sylvain Guintoli will be our second rider alongside Makoto Tamada. The Tech 3 Yamaha Team will be the only team to run Dunlop tyres in MotoGP and we are delighted that we will have such a talented line-up to continue with the great work that we've done in 2006."

"It's a dream come true for me to finally step up to the MotoGP class," added French star Guintoli. "Herve and I have known each other for years and to be given the chance to be riding with a Yamaha factory team is a fantastic opportunity for me. I want to thank Herve Poncharal and Yamaha for this chance and I can't wait to begin working with them."

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