News 8 Oct 2021

Wilson to make All-Japan series appearance at Sugo

Yamaha Motor Corporation extends invitation for Yamalube Yamaha regular.

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Yamalube Yamaha Racing’s Jay Wilson will contest this month’s All-Japan Motocross Championship round at Sugo, set to make a guest appearance in the MX2 category.

The arrangement come about after Kota Toriyabe spent the 2020 season in Australia working with Wilson and the Yamalube Yamaha team in an effort to fast-track his speed and experience.

Now in return, Yamaha Motor Corporation (YMC) has extended an invitation for Wilson to contest the Sugo event between 23-24 October. He has already departed for the month-long trip.

“This is a great opportunity for me and an experience that I will never forget,” Wilson commented. “It was great to work with Kota-san last year while he was here in Australia and his riding certainly improved during his stay here.

“I will be in Japan for around one month and while the race will be the highlight, I will also get the chance to meet many of the people who help develop, design and build the bikes we race every weekend.

“YMC has been amazing to deal with and I can’t thank everyone enough for their hard work in making this trip happen in such trying circumstances with the world still covid-affected.”

Wilson will compete with number 106 on a 2022 YZ250F, the same number assigned to him while racing in the US at the start of the 2020 season.

“We are excited to provide this opportunity for Jay and know that he will do his best, not to just represent Yamaha Motor Australia, but also work hand in hand with YMC and make more of these experiences possible,” stated Yamaha Motor Australia’s Matt Ferry.

“We thank everyone from YMC who has worked hard behind the scenes to make this happen and wish Jay well as he gets to experience a trip of a lifetime.”