Yamaha Motor Australia press release:
Talented Queensland racer, Jesse Dobson, will race under the Serco Yamaha banner for the remainder of the 2020 season, competing at the Australian Motocross Championships on the teams’ YZ250F in the MX2 division.
Dobson comes to the team full of passion and excitement, ready to make the 2020 season his best despite the delayed start to racing.
“2020 has been a crazy year already but I’m glad to have found a home for the remainder of the year,” Dobson begins. “I have test rode the bikes and met everyone in the team and racing can’t happen fast enough for me as I’m desperate to fly the Serco Yamaha flag and be surrounded by a great race team.
“This year I hit the reset button a little on my career and knew I had to change a few things to reignite my racing. This lead me back to the MX2 class and now to Serco Yamaha and I have a really positive vibe about it all and look forward to being apart of such a successful and long established team.”
Dobson comes into the Serco Yamaha fold to cover the loss of Dylan Walsh. The logistics of running a New Zealand based rider during a season interrupted by Covid-19 proved too much and both parties agreed to move on and explore other avenues.
“First of all, I would like to thank Dylan for his efforts during the start of the year and racing the New Zealand Motocross Championships with our support. When the Covid lock down came and international travel proved difficult, we acknowledged that it would be difficult to continue and Dylan has since left to explore options in the US,” explains Serco Yamaha owner, Gavin Eales.
“We then assembled a bit of a list of the available riders and Jesse Dobson was the stand out. He has great speed and experience, is Queensland based and very determined to get his career back on track.
“Our initial test with him proved successful so now we are full steam ahead with him and hoping to get some local racing under our belts before the Australian Motocross Championship kicks off in the coming months,” Eales ends.
The 23 year old, Sunshine Coast based athlete has always proven to be fast and considered one of the top talents in Australia but now with a more mature outlook in racing and the opportunity to race for the Serco Yamaha outfit, Dobson hopes the best is yet to come.
Dobson will join current team member Aaron Tanti to form a strong team for the 2020 racing season.