Unchanged roster announced for Queensland-based factory team.
Yamalube Yamaha Racing has re-signed both Jay Wilson and Levi Rogers for the 2021 ProMX and Australian Supercross championships, retaining an unchanged roster for next season.
Multiple Australian champion Wilson will be joined by Rogers in the MX2 category for the new season, each representing the factory Yamaha team operated internally by Scott Bishop.
“My goals heading into 2020 were to have a dominant year on the 250 and move to the 450 class for 2021, but with the year the racing world has had, I have just pushed everything back a season,” Wilson explained “My motivation is as strong as it’s ever been and I think I have yet to hit my peak as a rider in terms of both speed and fitness.
“I have found a real interest in off-bike training, which I didn’t always have, and with Levi and Kota [Toriyabe] around last year, they were a good motivational tool for me as both of them are so enthusiastic about riding and racing, that it naturally rubs of on me. I feel fresh and ready to go and as always we have a great team that’s willing to do what it takes to get success. The goal is to win and that’s what we are out to do.”
Meanwhile, 17-year-old Rogers will move directly into the professional ranks after initially planning to enter MXD this year, that opportunity halted by the pandemic. Now, he’s set his sights on a successful rookie campaign after gaining experience at a state level this year.
“Although we didn’t do any national racing in 2020, I was able to get some state-based racing in where I was able to line-up against a lot of the national MX2 riders at several events and experience how things roll,” said Rogers. “I battled with them at a few of the tracks that were on the national calendar over the last few years so it was a confidence boost that I wasn’t too far from them and I could learn from first hand racing experience.
“I took on what I needed to improve on, found areas that I was strong in and think that experience has assisted my in preparation for 2021. I’m willing to do the work and looking forward to taking as many things in from Jay and establishing myself as a solid MX2 competitor.”
Yamalube, GYTR, Yamaha Motor Insurance, Yamaha Motor Finance, bLU cRU will be at the forefront of the program, combined with the use of brands like Scott, Just1, Dunlop, DID, NGK and JT Sprockets from Ficeda Accessories.