Unlike other MotoGP teams entering next year's inaugural Moto2 World Championship, Tech 3 is designing its own motorcycle, which it will campaign alongside its Yamaha MotoGP project involving Colin Edwards and new signing Ben Spies.
Edwards is a double World Superbike champion with eleven MotoGP podiums to his credit and regarded as an excellent development rider. Edwards' chief engineer Guy Coulon has been closely involved with the Moto2 project.
Spies meanwhile is a quick-learning rookie WSBK champion, tipped by many to one day become the first WSBK title winner to also claim the MotoGP crown.
With that in mind, and only a minimal winter test schedule now allowed in MotoGP, Crash.net
asked Tech 3 if it might call upon the skills of Edwards and/or Spies to help develop the new Moto2 bike?
Tech 3 acknowledged that it would be great to give Edwards, Spies or even factory Yamaha riders Valentino Rossi and Jorge Lorenzo an outing on their Moto2 bike - but declared that Edwards and Spies will remain at home in Texas for much of the winter and that Moto2 testing will only be carried out by the team's to-be-announced Moto2 race riders.