News 22 Sep 2016

Richardson satisfied with fourth in Serco Yamaha debut

Queenslander looking ahead to Toowoomba's second round.

Image: Jeremy Hammer (Foremost Media).

Image: Jeremy Hammer (Foremost Media).

Serco Yamaha’s Jackson Richardson is satisfied with his fourth place result in the SX2 main event last Saturday night at the opening round of the 2016 Australian Supercross Championship in Queensland.

Richardson was drafted into the Serco Yamaha squad just one week prior to Jimboomba, replacing the injured Wilson Todd. The 21-year-old was initially going to sit out the series after contesting the Pro Motocross Championship in the US aboard a privateer Honda.

The Queenslander qualified fourth at Jimboomba, claimed second in his heat race and maintained fifth in the main event before making a pass for fourth in closing stages of the race.

“The last week has been a bit crazy in getting the ride with Serco, doing some testing and just getting some time on the bike,” Richardson explained. “We managed to get through and finishing fourth is a pretty good result considering what has happened.”

Richardson will now utilise the four-week break prior to Toowoomba’s second round in order to become more acquainted with the Yamaha YZ250F as he endeavours improve on his result and land on the podium.

“We have some time before the next round which will allow me to get some more riding in a feel a bit more settled on the bike so I will be shooting for the podium at round two,” he continued.

Wilson Todd is expected to return to racing at round two, although Richardson will continue with the Serco Yamaha team for the entire duration of the championship.