Originally Posted by Bounder
As I understand it, Tech3 will have Monster as a title sponsor as they have had all along.
and Yamaha Factory racing will have Monster as a secondary sponsor .
Maybe give Mr Poncharal time to get a new sponsor?
As I understand it, Monster is firmly in with Tech 3, and will be staying there.
Monster are not the title sponsor for Yamaha Factory Racing, they will be getting the same level of exposure as ENEOS, which basically means a largish logo on the fairing and logos all over the leathers. The team will still be called Yamaha Factory Racing.
Initially, Monster was going to back just Rossi, and Rockstar came forward with a similar proposal to back Lorenzo, so you would have had the two bikes identical but for the energy drink logos. Then Monster decided they wanted both bikes, and paid for both Lorenzo's bike and effectively bought his Rockstar contract out.
Contract is worth about 4 million, apparently, which is about half of what a title sponsorship would cost.