News 31 Mar 2016

'Nothing to fear' for Serco Yamaha's Todd in MX2 transition

Last year's MXD champion primed for next step at Yamaha.

Image: Greg Smith (iKapture).

Image: Greg Smith (iKapture).

Last year’s MXD champion Wilson Todd will make a high profile entrance into the MX2 ranks of the Motul MX Nationals this weekend at Horsham, securing a prime position at Serco Yamaha for the 2016 season.

Todd takes the next platform in Yamaha Motor Australia’s ‘step-up’ program upon transferring from the rebranded Yamalube Yamaha Racing Under 19s development squad, racing within Yamaha’s program since he was nine years old.

“Things have been going pretty well and I’m looking forward to the start of the championship at Horsham,” Todd explained. “I did a race in Queensland not long ago and was competitive with a heap of the MX2 guys, so I have nothing to fear moving up to MX2.

“I’m really excited about racing some guys that I have looked up to over the years. My race bike is amazing and the team support has been great. I have set some goals for the opening few rounds and I’m on track with my riding and training.”

Todd partners more experienced teammate Wade Hunter at Serco Yamaha in 2016, the all-new line-up formed following Luke Clout’s exit to the US and Jed Beaton’s switch to the Melbourne-based DPH Motorsport satellite team. Serco Yamaha has also confirmed it will use Dunlop tyres this season.

Taking over from Todd at the title-winning Yamalube Yamaha Racing MXD team is Jordan Hill, who joins returning current SXD Australian Supercross Champion Mitch Evans on board the factory-supported YZ250Fs.