Youthful combination sets defending champion team up for next season.
Serco Yamaha has confirmed that Jay Wilson will team up with Luke Clout for the 2014 Australian motocross and supercross season.
Wilson, 19, will ride the 2014 Yamaha YZ250F with the Queensland-based team alongside fellow teenager Clout in a youthful combination.
Fresh from winning the Under 19s Australian Supercross and New Zealand Pro Lites Supercross titles, Wilson is excited to step up to MX2 full time next year.
“The move to Serco Yamaha has been on the table for a while and I’m so glad to finally have it announced,” Wilson said. “They are the best MX2 team in the pits with amazing bikes and great people in the team.
“I’m also really excited to stay involved with Yamaha. The system they have in place is perfect for riders climbing to the top and my involvement with the GYTR Yamaha team this year means I already have a strong relationship with Gavin and Michael at Serco, as well as Craig and everyone at CDR Yamaha.
“I’m looking forward to getting some real time on the new 2014 model YZ250F as the bike is amazing and I can’t wait to see what Serco can do with the race bikes.
“I’m excited with the move to Serco and also the jump to the MX2 class. I can’t wait for the new season to come around.”
Team owner Gavin Eales welcomes Wilson to the program, which saw Luke Styke sweep the outdoor and supercross championships this year.
“Jay proved himself in the last half of 2013 that he is serious about his racing and training and as a result, he took his results to another level,” Eales said.
“Already working within Yamaha, I’m also impressed by his friendly and accommodating personality and he will fit in perfectly with the Serco Yamaha team.
“The signing of Jay also shows the development system Yamaha has in place. Over the past few seasons, we have taken Luke Styke and now Jay Wilson from the GYTR Yamaha program as well as offered guest rides to Luke Arbon and Harley Quinlan – also both previous members of the GYTR team.
“Both teams work well together and the success of the program continues to grow. We see Jay as a talented and hard-working rider who will continue to develop with us in 2014. We are proud to have him on board.”
Outgoing Serco Yamaha team rider Styke will now embark on a career in the MX2 Motocross World Championships in 2014.