News 7 Jun 2018

MotoGP rookie Syahrin signs on for 2019 KTM Tech3 deal

Malaysian contender to join Oliveira on KTM machinery next season.

Source: Supplied.

Current Tech3 MotoGP rookie Hafizh Syahrin has revealed he’ll remain with the squad for the 2019 world championship as the French outfit transitions from Yamaha to KTM machinery.

The 23-year-old is the first Malaysian rider to contest the premier MotoGP category, and has so far recorded three top 12 finishes from the opening six rounds in his debut campaign.

“It’s hard for me to talk about this, and to believe it,” Syahrin expressed. “First of all, I have to say thank you very much to Herve for trusting in me and giving me this opportunity to stay with the Tech3 family and at the same time to join the KTM family.

“I also have to express a huge thank you to my manager Razlan, who helped me to achieve this dream arriving to the MotoGP class, plus thank you to KTM for believing in Hervé and in me. I will work hard for 2019 and I’ll be better prepared. I’m incredibly happy to get this chance.”

Syahrin will join Moto2 graduate Miguel Oliveira on the KTM Tech3 team, while the Austrian manufacturer will also field Johann Zarco and Pol Espargaro through its Red Bull KTM Factory Racing squad.