News 22 Jan 2019

Ruprecht lands EnduroGP deal with Johansson MPE Yamaha

Youthful talent to contest Junior category in world championship.

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Australian Wil Ruprecht will contest the Junior category of the 2019 FIM Maxxis EnduroGP World Championship after signing a deal with Johansson MPE Yamaha EnduroGP Team.

Ruprecht made a guest appearance with the outfit at the German stop of the series in 2018, scoring a stunning victory on day one to make his presence known on the world stage.

Following his performance, the youthful talent made his intentions clear of entering the world championship full-time, ultimately securing a seat with the Yamaha Motor Scandinavia-backed squad, where he’ll be joined by EnduroGP regular Eero Remes.

In the Australian Off-Road Championship (AORC), Ruprecht scored an Junior title in 2016 before earning top honours again in E1 in 2017 with Active8 Yamalube Yamaha, while his 2018 campaign in E2 was hindered after missing the first two round, winding up seventh overall. The opening round of EnduroGP is scheduled for 22-24 March in Germany.