Tech 3 has unveiled the rolling chassis that will form the basis for its Moto2 machine, to be raced in the new 600cc four-stroke world championship in 2010.
Tech 3 will run a two-rider effort in Moto2, which will replace the current 250cc World Championship. Unlike other MotoGP teams entering the class, Tech 3 has chosen to build its own chassis.
The unnamed Tech 3 bike has been designed and built at the team's French headquarters, with the expertise and experience of Colin Edwards' chief engineer Guy Coulon. Data specialist Nicolas Goyon has also been heavily influential in the project.
Team boss Herve Poncharal is currently in negotiation with several riders, with details of the Tech 3 line-up to be confirmed in the near future. Tech 3 plans to give its new Moto2 machine a public debut during the 2009 season finale at Valencia in early November.
“I am delighted to unveil the new Tech 3 Moto2 rolling chassis, which is part of an exciting new chapter in the history of our team,” said Poncharal. “All of us at Tech 3 are incredibly excited about participating in the new Moto2 class, which gives us a fantastic opportunity to show off the technical ingenuity we possess in our team.
“Having spent several months in the design and production stage, we are now looking forward to seeing the bike on track in the near future.
“Competing in Moto2 as well as continuing to work with Yamaha and Monster in MotoGP next year means we can look forward to challenging on two fronts in 2010 with a great sense of anticipation and optimism,” he added.
Tech 3 will field Edwards and Ben Spies in MotoGP next season.