After a announcement on Sunday evening at next weekend's Brno round is expected to confirm that Rossi will leave Yamaha for Ducati at the end of this season, Monster Yamaha Tech 3 boss Herve Poncharal has revealed that Cal Crutchlow is "the favourite" to join with Tech 3, replace Ben Spies. Ben Spies will move to Fiat Yamaha Team, replace Rossi place and be a partner for Jorge Lorenzo.
Tech 3 also waiting for Colin Edwards for next season. Edwards will move back to WSBK to lead the factory Ducati team. If this scenario happened, Tech 3 need 2 rider to replace Spies and Edwards.
During the interview on moto.caradisiac.com, Poncharal went through a process of elimination of the possible riders. There are some candidate to join with Tech 3. Some names were appear on this nomination, such as Andrea Dovizioso and Randy De Puniet. Poncharal declared a Dovizioso deal to be "interesting, but impossible" since Dovi has "a concrete contract with HRC to get an official bike in 2011 due to his results".
The next name offered was Moto2 title leader Toni Elias, who was also quickly dismissed. "For sure he is having a good season in Moto2, but don't forget that he is there because nobody wanted him in MotoGP." We all know that Elias had a bad performance on MotoGP.
Let see what will happened next