The Tech3 team could lose their Red Bull sponsorship from next season. Speedweek reports on the leak, adding that news of the Styrian Grand Prix, won by the French team thanks to Miguel Oliveira, was in the air.
However, the on-track results don’t seem to have been enough to sway the energy drink giant, which has always been closely associated with KTM. The decision would be all the more unexpected because the sponsorship contract was due to expire at the end of 2021.
It would be a hard blow for Hervé Poncharal as he would find himself with empty fairings not only in MotoGP but also in Moto3. after Red Bull decided to promote its cola drink in the two categories this season. The Tech3 owner declined to comment: “I am not involved in the negotiations; they are in the hands of KTM”.
It was KTM and Red Bull who wanted a common identity for the two teams (factory and satellite), demonstrating that the French team is not just a customer, but a real youth team, closely linked to the parent company. In fact, the presentations of the two teams have always been common, as have the sports programs, and proof of this is that Danilo Petrucci will be in the French team next year.
Now Tech3 could find itself without a sponsor and in this case Speedweek counts on a direct help from KTM which could help the French team to race in its classic orange colour.