News 4 Dec 2020

‘Unfinished business’ for Crawford in Serco Yamaha homecoming

Familiar face returning to Queensland-based factory organisation.

Image: Foremost Media.

Serco Yamaha has signed Nathan Crawford for the 2021 ProMX and Australian Supercross Championship following a single year in the MX2 World Championship.

Crawford, 23, is already back on-board a YZ250F in Queensland after riding for Team Honda 114 Motorsports in Europe this season and ageing out of MX2.

“Racing the world championships for a manufacturer-supported team has always been a dream of mine and I’m glad I got to experience racing the best riders in the world firsthand,” Crawford commented. “It was an amazing experience and, despite COVID, a year I will never forget.

“Travelling from country to country and racing on tracks that I had only ever seen on video or YouTube was awesome and I’m so glad I got to do it. I would love to have stayed longer, but a few things didn’t work out and I began looking at my options racing back here in Australia.

“Joining back up with the Serco Yamaha team is cool as we have a good working relationship from my time there in 2018 and 2019. The same mechanics are still there and not a lot has changed, so it was nice to walk back into familiar surroundings and feel welcomed.

“It was much the same way stepping back onto the YZ250F. The bike feels so good and as a production bike it is the best in the class. It’s great to be back, I feel motivated and determined to get my career back on track and I have unfinished business in the MX2 class, so I’m really looking forward to getting things started in 2021.”

This year Serco Yamaha was due to field Aaron Tanti and Jesse Dobson prior to both motocross and supercross being cancelled, with Tanti recently announced to be riding for Team Solitaire Nuclear Blast Yamaha in 250SX West of Supercross in the US. It is unclear who will partner Crawford from 2021.