After spending the last two seasons racing for Pons in Moto2, Hector Garzo will return to MotoE and Tech3 in 2022.

Following some stand-in Moto2 rides at Tech3 in 2017 and 2018, Garzo was picked to represent the team - alongside Kenny Foray - in the inaugural 2019 season of the electric bike class.

Garzo impressed with three podiums from the six rounds and fourth overall in the standings, prompting the chance of a Moto2 ride with the Pons Flexbox HP40 team for 2020 and 2021.

The first season brought a podium and two fastest laps on the way to 16th overall, but Garzo couldn't manage higher than eighth during 2021, when he failed to finish over half of the races, leaving the Spaniard a lowly 23rd overall.

With Pons picking Aron Canet and Jorge Navarro for 2022, Garzo was left without a ride and the 23-year-old will now return to the Tech3 'family'.

"I’m feeling very excited for next year because I am back with the Tech3 family which is the most important thing for me. I have already done a season in MotoE, the first year that the championship was built.

"In 2019, I came really close to winning the title, so this year, I want to fight for the championship again. It is going to be a really good year, so let’s go for the championship!”

Tech3 boss Herve Poncharal added: “I am very happy to announce that Hector Garzo will be back with Tech3 E-Racing in 2022. We had a great 2019 season together and I am very excited to see him back in the FIM Enel MotoE World Cup. I am confident that we will be competitive, and I dare to dream that we will have the possibility to fight for the title.”

“During the last two seasons, Hector showed great speed and potential in the Moto2 World Championship. He made a lot of progress and raised his game. Having a young rider of such a high-level joining the MotoE Championship proves that MotoE is becoming more and more competitive every year, and attracts talented and fast riders.”

Tech3 is yet to announce its second MotoE rider, Lukas Tulovic and Corentin Perolari riding for the team this season.