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Published on February 21st, 2018 | by Amirul Mukminin

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Hafizh Syahrin is Malaysia’s First MotoGP Rider

Monster Yamaha Tech3 has officially announced that Hafizh Syahrin will be their second rider alongside Johann Zarco for the 2018 MotoGP season.

The 23-year old replaces Jonas Folger, who was forced to sit out after being diagnosed with Gilbert’s syndrome. Syahrin recently completed a pre-season testing with the French-based outfit in Buriram, Thailand.

Team manager Harve Poncharal in a statement said, “We had to convince all the people around us, that Hafizh is going to be a good MotoGP rider. Therefore, we had to give him a tough task during the three days of testing in Buriram. In the end, he did a tremendous job, he fulfilled the mission. Yamaha was more than happy with his performance and the whole Tech3 team was delighted.”


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