The RFX KTM team will not run next year, as the squad have merged with Crescent Yamaha to create RFX Crescent Yamaha. The team will have Jake Shipton and Nathan Dixon in the MX1 category, Henry Williams in MX2, Joel Rizzi in EMX125 and Ben Clark in MXY2.
“At RaceFX, going racing is firmly embedded in our companies DNA and is something we all really enjoy,” Paul Irwin, the managing director at Race FX and team principal, commented in a press release. “Joining forces with Paul and his team at Crescent who share our passion is something we’re all looking forward to. At the centre of this deal is the fantastic opportunity to work directly with Yamaha which is going to give our riders the best opportunity to challenge for podiums.“
“Crescent has a long history in professional racing and a strong relationship with Yamaha via both our World Superbike team operation and streetbike and off-road sales,” offered up the managing director at Crescent. “To develop this partnership with Paul, James and the guys at RFX makes absolute sense and will give Yamaha one of the most professional platforms in the UK motocross paddocks. We will ensure the riders have as close to factory level bikes as possible and look forward to driving RFX Crescent Yamaha towards the podium.“
Words: Lewis Phillips | Lead Image: Press Release