While many Moto2 teams are taking the path of least resistance, and out-sourcing or flat-out purchasing their race bikes, Tech3 will enter the 2010 Moto2 season with a chassis of their own design. With Colin Edwards residing in the paddock, and regarded as one of the best development riders, there seems some logic in Tech3 tapping him and prodigy Ben Spies to swing a leg over the Moto2 bike and give their impressions. However, Tech3 has announced that is not to be the case.
Despite Edwards’ chief engineer Guy Coulon being closely involved with Tech3’s Moto2 project, the French based motorcycle team has stated that the Texan Duo will not be involved during the winter break with the Moto2 team’s development of their race bike. As such, Edwards and Spies will remain in Texas for much of the winter months, while the Moto2 testing will be carried out exclusively by the team’s yet to-be-announced Moto2 riders.