The Tech3 Racing team is delighted to reveal that Marco Bezzecchi and Philipp Öttl will compete in their Moto2 Red Bull KTM Tech3 squad for the upcoming season.
While the Italian Bezzecchi is actually leading the Moto3 Championship after the 10th of 19 rounds in 2018, German rider Öttl celebrated his first win in this class at the Spanish Grand Prix earlier this season. Both, Bezzecchi and Öttl are promising young talents and will make the step up from Moto3 to the intermediate class, remaining loyal to the Austrian manufacturer.
“I am very happy about this opportunity. Going to the Moto2 class was my goal and doing it with a team like Tech3 is really important. I have to thank all my Team Prüstel Moto3 for all support they have done for me over this year. I will try to do my best in this second part of the season to achieve the best results at each race. I also thank the VR46 Riders Academy for helping me on this journey. Now I want to think only about finishing this season in the best way. I am focused and determined. This news will be an additional motivation to reach my goal.”
“I’m very happy to graduate together with Tech3 and KTM to Moto2, plus I’m grateful to make this step together with the KTM family. I’m very sure, I’ll have the best possible material and the ideal surroundings in order to have a great start in the intermediate category. I already can’t wait for this challenge in 2019!”