Gebben van Venrooy Racing heeft haar plannen voor seizoen 2020 bekend gemaakt.
Het team had al bekend gemaakt dat ze de overstap maken van Kawasaki naar Yamaha maar hebben vandaag ook hun drie rijders gepresenteerd.
Gebben Van Venrooy Yamaha Supported MXGP Team Enters 2020 MXGP Season with Alessandro Lupino, Thomas Covington & Calvin Vlaanderen
Yamaha Motor Europe is delighted to announce that a new partnership has been formed with the freshly named Gebben Van Venrooy Yamaha Supported MXGP Team where the outfit based in Rogat, The Netherlands, will operate as a Yamaha Motor Europe 'Supported' team inside the 2020 FIM Motocross World Championship. The team will field three YZ450F riders in the premier class. High profile MXGP veteran Alessandro Lupino will continue with the team for a third year and will be joined on the gate by two exciting young rookies, Thomas Covington and Calvin Vlaanderen.
Former Junior Motocross World Champion Alessandro Lupino will remain on the Gebben Van Venrooy Team for a third season. The happy-go-lucky 29-year-old from Viterbo, Italy is excited to enter his fifth season inside the premier class with the familiar support of the Gebben Yamaha Supported MXGP Team where he will line-up on a cutting edge YZ450F machine.
Joining Lupino on Yamaha's proven YZ450F, former MX2 Grand Prix winners Thomas Covington and Calvin Vlaanderen will make the step-up from MX2 to the MXGP class in 2020. Between them in MX2 they have accumulated 26 podium finishes and five Grand Prix wins.
As the most successful American to contest the FIM Motocross World Championship in the last decade with four MX2 Grand Prix wins and 16 MX2 podium finishes, Covington, a 24-year-old from Alabama, is set to return to Europe where he will make his MXGP debut onboard a YZ450F at the opening round of the 2020 FIM Motocross World Championship at Matterley Basin in Winchester, England.
Joining Lupino and Covington after a powerful end to his MX2 career where he celebrated a maiden win for The Netherlands at the 2019 Monster Energy Motocross of Nations, in Assen, The Netherlands, Vlaanderen is highly motivated to start training with the Gebben Yamaha Supported MXGP Team. The 23-year-old South African, who has also obtained Dutch citizenship, made four podium appearances in his final MX2 season and, like Covington, is determined to make a successful transition from the 250cc to the 450cc.