After finishing first and second with Olivier Jacque and Shina Nakano on Yamaha machinery in the 2000 250cc World Championship, both riders and the Tech3 team  moved up to the premier-class in 2001.

Tech 3 has remained in MotoGP, on Yamaha machinery, every since.

Following today's announcement that the French team will switch to another manufacturer (rumoured to be KTM) in 2019, here is a summary of what Tech 3 and Yamaha have achieved in 500cc/MotoGP.

The closest the team has come to a premier-class victory is +0.377s by star rookie Johann Zarco at Valencia last year.

Zarco will be joined by new team-mate Hafizh Syahrin for the 2018 season, which starts in Qatar next month…

Tech 3 and Yamaha: 500cc/MotoGP:

2017:
6th in Championship Johann Zarco: 3 podiums
10th in Championship Jonas Folger:1 podium

2016:
8th Pol Espargaro: 0 podiums
17th Bradley Smith0 podiums

2015:
6th Bradley Smith: 1 podiums
9th Pol Espargaro: 0 podiums

2014:
6th Pol Espargaro: 0 podiums
8th Bradley Smith: 1 podium

2013:
5th Cal Crutchlow4 podiums
10th Bradley Smith: 0 podiums

2012:
4th Andrea Dovizioso: 6 podiums
7th Cal Crutchlow: 2 podiums

2011:
9th Colin Edwards:1 podium
12th Cal Crutchlow: 0 podium

2010:
6th Ben Spies: 2 podiums
11th Colin Edwards: 0 podium

2009:
5th Colin Edwards: 1 podium
11th James Toseland: 0 podiums

2008:
7th Colin Edwards: 2 podiums
11th James Toseland: 0 podiums

2007:
16th Sylvain Guintoli: 0 podiums
18th Makoto Tamada: 0 podiums

2006:
15th Carlos Checa: 0 podiums
18th James Ellison: 0 podiums

2005:
12th Toni Elias: 0 podiums
16th Ruben Xaus: 0 podiums

2004:
12th Marco Melandri: 2 podiums
13th Norick Abe: 0 podiums

2003:
9th Alex Barros: 1 podiums
12th Olivier Jacque: 0 podiums

2002:
10th Olivier Jacque: 0 podiums
11th Shinya Nakano: 0 podiums

2001:
5th Shinya Nakano: 1 podiums
15th Olivier Jacque: 0 podiums

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