Malaysia will have its first rider in MotoGP with Yamaha locking in Hafizh Syahrin for 2018 season

MALAYSIA will have its first rider in MotoGP history with Tech3 Yamaha locking in Hafizh Syahrin for the 2018 season.

The 23-year-old will graduate from the Moto2 class, slotting into the French squad alongside dual Moto2 champ Johann Zarco as a late replacement for Jonas Folger after the standout rookie withdrew last month due to health reasons.

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“I’m incredibly delighted after receiving the good news, that I will ride with Monster Yamaha Tech3 in 2018,” he said. I’ll try to do my best and will give all I have this year.

Hafizh Syahrin of Malaysia during the MotoGP Tests In Thailand.
Hafizh Syahrin of Malaysia during the MotoGP Tests In Thailand.Source: Getty Images