MotoGP: Kevin Magee and Chris Vermeulen’s take on who fills vacant Tech3 ride in 2018

JONAS Folger’s forced withdrawal from the 2018 MotoGP season has put Tech3 Yamaha team owner Herve Poncharral in a difficult position.

All the top MotoGP riders, all the best promising young riders in Moto2 and Moto3, and all the top guns in World Superbikes are already under contract for the year ahead.

Not that signed pieces of paper have been known to stand between ambitious riders and getting their backsides on a potential race-winning bike.

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“I bet Herve’s phone has been ringing off the hook!” Chris Vermeulen told