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May 5th, 2018, 02:33 AM   #1
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Oliveira to KTM Tech 3 next year.

It's official Oliveira has signed to KTM Tech 3 for next season. Great news IMO with him and Pecco coming up plus the possibility of others there could be an exciting shake up in the class.
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Olievera in my opinion will offer up far more than Zarco.
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Olievera in my opinion will offer up far more than Zarco.
I find that difficult to agree with. I believe he will need some seasoning to do what Zarco did in his first year. Over the long haul maybe... we will have to wait and see.
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Olievera in my opinion will offer up far more than Zarco.
I like both of them, I expect they'll keep each other honest on track

BTW bye Asparagus, its been a long time coming, but I think he will be the lemon on the KTM tree.
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I like both of them, I expect they'll keep each other honest on track

BTW bye Asparagus, its been a long time coming, but I think he will be the lemon on the KTM tree.
KTM Factory:
Zarco; Pol E

KTM Tech 3 Satellite:
Oliviera; Syahrin

Tech 3 gets full factory bike but will be testing new parts during the season. I doubt Oliviera and Zarco will be jousting.
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KTM Factory:
Zarco; Pol E

KTM Tech 3 Satellite:
Oliviera; Syahrin

Tech 3 gets full factory bike but will be testing new parts during the season. I doubt Oliviera and Zarco will be jousting.
I imagine they will be testing new parts, but at the after race events rather than in the course of a race weekend, plus of course preseason and at private tests, adds up to a lot of days.

I think Oliveira will push Asparagus out after 2 years.
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I imagine they will be testing new parts, but at the after race events rather than in the course of a race weekend, plus of course preseason and at private tests, adds up to a lot of days.

I think Oliveira will push Asparagus out after 2 years.
According to Herve, Tech 3 is to be a "junior" team, developing the bike and young riders to move up to the full factory team.

Theoretically then, a two year cycle in the junior team - one year to familiarize, one year to perform - would make sense.

Quicker cycle is one of the factory guys is really shit and one of the juniors is a star.
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This has been Herve's strategy for awhile. He has been pushing out the older riders. He was quite open about it with Smith, for example.
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