The addition of aftermarket parts company Barracuda to the stable of sponsors at the Monster Yamaha Tech 3 squad has added a splash of colour to the team’s livery, with the new red logo appearing prominently on the machines of Johann Zarco and Jonas Folger for 2017.
The team unveiled their rookie pairing’s machine online last week, as part of the news that the Italian firm had come onboard, much to the delight of team boss Hervé Poncharal.
“The Monster Yamaha Tech3 team is proud and happy to welcome our new partner Barracuda, the well-respected Italian company who specialise in designing and selling quality aftermarket parts for motorcycles. The first time that I met Alessandro Giardina, it was obvious that we both have similar passions about succeeding, as well as the same idea about wanting to work together and now we can finally join forces after talking for a few seasons.
“The company make top quality products and Alessandro Giardina is an accomplished entrepreneur who sees MotoGP as the best platform to promote his company. Our ambitions and goals match so I am certain that we can help Barracuda to continue their growth around the world.
“Furthermore, this collaboration has come at the perfect moment as we are starting a new adventure with the double Moto2 World Champion Johann Zarco and the intermediate class race winner Jonas Folger who are both very exciting riders. Altogether there is a lot of enthusiasm and to have Barracuda link up with us adds to it all and we hope to have a long-term partnership, which goes beyond the two years that we have agreed on.
“I would like to thank and welcome Alessandro and Barracuda once again and hopefully we can achieve what we aim for.”