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Nieto, Avintia express interest in 2019 Yamaha deal

Two of Ducati's satellite MotoGP teams, Angel Nieto and Avintia, have expressed interest in taking over Yamaha's supply of customer bikes for the 2019 season. On Thursday, it was announced that the 18-year relationship between Yamaha and its sole satellite team, Tech 3, will be coming to an end after the 2018 campaign. It leaves Yamaha needing to find an alternative partner to ensure it maintains a four-bike presence on the 2019 grid, while opening up an opportunity for other satellite teams to bid for the opportunity to lease a pair of year-old M1s from the Iwata factory. Both Nieto (formerly Aspar) and Avintia, which currently run a 2017 and a '16-spec Ducati each, have indicated to...
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