STANLEY® Proudly Sponsors MotoGP™
For 170 years, STANLEY tools have delivered exceptional performance and innovation to professional tradesmen worldwide. Today, we’re supporting the skilled mechanics and expert technicians behind the sensational Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Team and MotoGP – the world's most electrifying motorsport.
At STANLEY, we’re committed to manufacturing products that are smart, durable, pioneering, and made to get the job done. Behind the action at MotoGP, the skilled construction professionals and engineers rely on our tools to build and secure the circuits, ensuring the utmost safety of both the riders and their dedicated fans.
Supporting the highly experienced mechanics behind the Monster Yamaha Tech 3 Team, STANLEY provides the essential tools to ensure the bikes and engines are prepared, tuned and maintained in flawless condition – delivering a world-class performance on track, race after race.
Meet the Riders - Hafizh Syahrin
Hafizh Syahrin was born on the 5th of May in 1994 in Ampang, Malaysia and he began racing with nine years, doing his first mini moto competitions. His talent was quickly discovered and he received the nick name ‘King of the Pocket Bikes’ in his native country Malaysia.
In 2009, he started to compete in the Malaysian Underbone, a popular series, reaching the podium in some races and ended in third overall. One year later, he went on to compete in the Asia Road Racing Championship and finished in 12th, before moving up to fourth in 2011.
He then moved to Spain in order to compete in the European Moto2 category of the FIM CEV Repsol Championship. In 2012, he also debuted in the World Championship, where he crossed the line in fourth after fighting at the front throughout. Later he was promoted to third, after a competitor got disqualified and celebrated his first ever World Championship podium. In 2013, Hafizh ended the CEV season in third, with two wins to his name, before moving to the Moto2 World Championship the following year with Petronas Raceline Malaysia. He ended up in 19th at the end of his first year and was able to improve this result by the end of the 2015 season to 16th.
In the course of 2016 and 2017 he took another two podium finishes and performed in a very impressive manner all throughout both years, concluding both seasons inside the top 10 of the highly-competitive intermediate class.
Following a last-minute call Hafizh made history this February in being the first ever Malaysian rider to compete in MotoGP aboard the Yamaha YZR-M1 MotoGP machine of Monster Yamaha Tech3. The promising test lead to a full-time ride for the Asian youngster, who’s highly motivated to further unfold his talent fighting for good results.
Meet the Riders - Johann Zarco
Johann quickly developed a passion for motorcycles at a young age. The Cannes born rider quickly advanced through the ranks in Europe and grabbed global attention by winning the MotoGP Rookies Cup in 2007. After two years of constant and impressive progress, his standout campaign was in 2011, where he superbly finished as the series runner-up in the ultra-competitive shootout and he clinched ten podiums, four pole positions and a maiden victory at the Japanese GP. Then, Zarco dominated the 2015 season by blazing to eight victories. Furthermore, the French star broke the record for the highest number of points collected in a season in the intermediate class as he scored 352. In 2016, Zarco continued from where he left off and he once again brilliantly took the championship to become the only rider to achieve the title twice in succession in the Moto2 class, after obtaining seven victories and seven pole positions.
Last season he did his highly anticipated step up to MotoGP with the Monster Yamaha Tech3 team and together, the rider and the crew sought to adjust to the Yamaha YZR-M1 at their best, before he started to consistently fight for the podium in the highest category. He completed his 2017 season with the award of the best young rider in MotoGP, plus earned the laurels for the best independent rider.
Johann Zarco will continue his adventure with the Monster Yamaha Tech3 team in 2018, aiming to display his incredible talent yet again!