Transition from Recover8 KTM to factory-backed YZ250F now confirmed.
Queenslander Jesse Dobson has been confirmed at Serco Yamaha for the remainder of 2020 after exiting the Recover8 KTM team last week.
Dobson, 23, will join Aaron Tanti aboard the factory-supported YZ250Fs after initial signing Dylan Walsh parted ways with Serco.
“2020 has been a crazy year already, but I’m glad to have found a home for the remainder of the year,” Dobson said. “I have test rode the bikes and met everyone in the team and racing can’t happen fast enough for me as I’m desperate to fly the Serco Yamaha flag and be surrounded by a great race team.
“This year I hit the reset button a little on my career and knew I had to change a few things to reignite my racing. This led me back to the MX2 class and now to Serco Yamaha and I have a really positive vibe about it all and look forward to being apart of such a successful and long established team.”
Serco Yamaha owner Gavin Eales said that it was a logistical challenge to continue with New Zealand-based Walsh considering the coronavirus pandemic that has so far put a pause on competition domestically in 2020.
“First of all, I would like to thank Dylan for his efforts during the start of the year and racing the New Zealand Motocross Championships with our support,” Eales explained. “When the COVID lockdown came and international travel proved difficult, we acknowledged that it would be difficult to continue and Dylan has since left to explore options in the US.
“We then assembled a bit of a list of the available riders and Jesse Dobson was the stand out. He has great speed and experience, is Queensland-based and very determined to get his career back on track.
“Our initial test with him proved successful so now we are full-steam ahead with him and hoping to get some local racing under our belts before the Australian Motocross Championship kicks off in the coming months.”