HAFIZH SYAHRIN, BECOMES THE FIRST MALAYSIAN IN MOTOGP
Team Tech3 Yamaha has decided on the replacement for Jonas Folger and replacement is Moto2 rider Hafizh Syahrin, from Malaysia. Only 23 year old but already raced for 5 Moto2 seasons, with podium at Misano and Motegi.
Hervè Poncharal, the owner of Tech3 decided the replacement for Folger, who suffering from a genetic disease called Gilbert’s syndrome.
The Selangor born May 5, 1994, whom has a good experience, having raced in Asia Supersport, in the CEV and in Moto2, with three fourth places in 2016 and the two podiums of 2017,
Hafizh will see the action on the Tech3 Yamaha at the next Wintertest in Thailand 16th February . We will understand how difficult it will be to move to MotoGP, but things turn out positive added Poncharal.
Hafizh was chosen from a list which include Michele Pirro, Sandro Cortese and Dominique Aegerter.
Source: Sky Sport MotoGP