MotoGP: KTM unveils the two riders who will be placed in Tech3 in 2023

After the back-to-school Grand Prix that took place at Silverstone last weekend, MotoGP heads to Austria and its Red Bull Ring, the home of KTM and the stronghold of its eponymous title investor of the plot So there is no better place and no better time to unveil the definitive plans for 2023, both for the brand and for the brand. Those of the official team are already known with the arrival of Jack Miller, who will be installed next to Brad Binder, assured of his fate until 2024. But the file of Tech3 remains to be closed…

Technique 3 is a highly valued partner for KTM which puts the same RC16s in the French box as in its lair. Despite this, Hervé Poncharal and his troop welcomes the pilots that the Austrian manufacturer sends him. Last year, Iker lecuona i Danilo Petrucci they have freed up their space for two newcomers, who must bring passion and talent, to settle in. A policy in favor of youth that has not borne fruit to the extent that the Austrians are re-injecting experience into their ranks.

So, in the factory, Jack Miller was hired, and by Technique 3 the return of Pol Espargaro more and more an open secret. But there are still things to decide and not least. And first of all: what happens Remy Gardner ? Because the fate of Raul Fernandez sealed: his history with the brand that didn’t want him in MotoGP will end at the end of this season with the feeling of a huge waste. The young Spaniard should recover at RNF Aprilia with Miguel Oliveira. Or not?

Stefan Pierer KTM: ” Gardner hasn’t quite convinced me

But back to the 2021 Moto2 World Champion who sees the teammates he dominated during this period climb the podium and take pole positions in 2022 with a Ducati. After a spike in tension exacerbated by a fight between his trainer and breast milksports patron a KTM, his rating is rising and he should keep his place. But his position remains fragile. So we read in Speedweek that the big boss Stephen Peter he is not entirely enamored of the Australian: ” Gardner hasn’t quite convinced me. Pit Beirer believes Gardner. I said, “Yeah, Pit, that’s fine, we’ve got eight more races this year anyway.” “.

Why this pause? Because during this time Augusto Fernandez is in a good moment in his Moto2 championship. At Silverstone, he took his third win of the year and stepped into the small roles of KTM who first saw it as a support for the emergence of Pedro Acosta. But the Spaniard seems to have taken his destiny into his own hands… A revelation visibly taken into account in Mattighofen from breast milk he told Technique 3 : ” second place is definitely open. We look for and talk about our new generation of pilots. So we’ll have to wait a little longer. But I think for Spielberg’s sake, we should finalize at least part of the box. But for young riders we want to wait a little longer “.

So Pol Espargaro should be found officially soon, which will make known the communication of Repsol Honda, which John Mir he waited too long for his liking. For the rest, the results of the following MotoGP and Moto2 events will be analyzed… GAS does not deny On the contrary, it swells. As to Red Bullwe still don’t know if the call of the foot of Massimo Rivola to see his Aprilia at Alpha Tauri it was understood… The Austrian Grand Prix will take place from From August 19 to 21.

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