Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Team press release:
The Monster Yamaha Tech3 Team unveiled their new livery this morning in the Jerez sunshine. Riders Colin Edwards and James Toseland unveiled the new for 2009 livery sporting the Monster Energy graphics on the new 2009 YZR-M1 Yamaha GP bikes as part of the two-year deal to sponsor the French MotoGP team. Edwards and Toseland helped bring the team to the attention of Monster Energy after successfully placing Tech3 fourth in the 2008 MotoGP Teams World Championship. The team took two podium finishes and 11 top-six finishes, making them the top independent team of 2008.