New Zealand international a surprise signing for factory-backed team.
Serco Yamaha has re-signed Aaron Tanti for the 2020 Australian motocross and supercross season, set to be joined by incoming New Zealander Dylan Walsh.
After finishing fifth in the MX2 class of the MX Nationals and was also P5 in supercross after holding the SX2 red plate three rounds in.
“This is the first time in my career I have been with the one team for more than one season, so the stability is something that I like and allows me to make plans knowing that I have the support of Serco Yamaha for 2020,” Tanti said.
“I have a great working relationship with Gavin [Eales] and the Serco Yamaha team and we were quickly able to get something sorted for the 2020 season a little while ago, so that allowed me to focus on my racing and training knowing that things are in place for next season.”
The team has also signed Walsh, 22, for both motocross and supercross, the current British MX2 champion due to contest his first year in Australia. He also has extensive MX2 World Championship experience.
“I would love to have stayed in Europe and continued racing as I felt that I would be a contender in MX2 this year, but with the tight economy my team shut down and I was left with nothing,” Walsh explained.
“Australia was the first place I looked when I got the news and, at the same time, Gavin has been doing some research on me, so it all worked out smoothly and here we are. Serco Yamaha have a great reputation and also a lot of success over the years, so its awesome to be part of such a strong and committed team.
“My plan is to stay in New Zealand and do the nationals over here as a warm up for the MX Nationals in Australia. I will then base myself in South East Queensland to be near the team and get stuck into racing in Australia. I’m both excited and looking forward to the new challenge.”