Herve Poncharal says Johann Zarco continuing with Tech 3 after the 2018 MotoGP season is “not impossible” despite KTM’s interest in the Frenchman.

Tech 3 will switch from being Yamaha‘s satellite team to a KTM factory-supported operation in 2019.

The French team’s star Zarco is currently one of the most sought-after riders in MotoGP, with KTM having openly expressed its interesting in signing him for 2019.

But, with Zarco’s now also set to operate the same specification of the bike as the Austrian manufacturer next year, Poncharal reckons it’s “not impossible” for Tech 3 to retain the Frenchman.

“Johann Zarco and his personal manager Laurent Fellon are going to look at all the options but that would be a dream to have him with us and I would say this is not impossible,” he said.

“I don’t know if I say, it is a strong possibility but it’s a possibility and this is something that I would love to see happen.

“I leave him to decide because the last thing you want to do is push him to do something that he could regret. It’s up to him to go to the market to check every offer he can get and decide.