Tech 3 is to remain a Yamaha satellite team for two more years. Ahead of the Misano round of MotoGP, Yamaha and Tech 3 jointly announced they have extended their relationship for the 2014 and 2015 seasons. This means that Tech 3 will continue to run satellite spec Yamaha M1s as factory option bikes or MSMA entries for the next two years.
Though the contract extension had been widely expected, the uncertainty had been the reason for Cal Crutchlow to only sign a one-year contract with Tech 3 for the 2013 season. His fear was that if he had signed a longer contract, he could have found himself riding something he had not signed up to. With Bradley Smith signed for one more year, and Pol Espargaro signed with Yamaha through 2015, Tech 3's riders for next season will not face that dilemma.
The press releases from Tech 3 and Yamaha on the agreement appear below:
Tech 3 extends successful partnership with Yamaha