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Australian Wil Ruprecht Joins World Champion Eero Remes at Johansson MPE Yamaha

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After winning at his first race in 2018, Australian Junior Champion Wil Ruprecht has signed with the Johansson MPE Yamaha Enduro Team for the 2019 World Enduro Championship. Photo: Supplied.
Reigning World E2 Champion Eero Remes and Australian Wil Ruprecht will form part of the new look Johansson MPE Yamaha Enduro Team that will contest the 2019 World Enduro Championship (EnduroGP).

With Yamaha Racing officially abandon their Outsiders Yamaha Team, which had represented the company in World Enduro, the Johansson MPE Yamaha Enduro Team will be Yamaha's unofficial representative for the 2019 season.

The team with a 30-year history in the Enduro EM and World Cup series will be headlined by Finlands Eero Remes along with Wil Ruprecht, Brit Alex Walton and Estonian Priit Biene in the Junior category. Swede Marcus Adielsson and Finn Hugo SvÌ_rd will make up the Youth team while Patrik Andersson will be the teams World Cup Senior rider.

"The last few years together with Yamaha Europe, then mainly with Alexandre Kowalski on our side, has been an absolutely incredible chapter in our over 30-year history ‰ÛÒ in the Enduro EM and World Cup series. team manager Joakim Johansson said.

"These years as Yamaha‰Ûªs official junior team have really been amazing and I can‰Ûªt thank everyone involved for all the support and wonderful memories together. Having been a part of Yamaha‰Ûªs racing with Outsider‰Ûªs Yamaha with everyone involved is something I will have with me all my life.

"Working with future GP-winners has been both fun, rewarding and a very big challenge, but now is the time to move on. With a good support from our passionate colleagues at Yamaha Motor Scandinavia, it is now time to add the next gear and try to take our first GP-title.
World Champion Eero Remes will headline the team but as yet as not decided on in which class.
The class that Eero Remes will contest in 2019 has yet to be decided as the team are currently evaluating the bikes.

"We are very happy and incredibly proud to be able to present Finnish triple and reigning world champion Eero Remes as a rider in the GP-class. We have not decided class yet, the tests of the various Yamaha models are on right now," explained Johansson.

"By his side he will have Australian junior rider Wil Ruprecht who is a strong candidate in the junior-class. Wil was with us already at the last race in Germany in 2018, where he took a victory on his first day, continues Joakim Johansson.

EnduroGP is now in a really in a positive phase with both support classes, running at the same time as the extremely professional in the GP-classes.

The 2019 Enduro World Championship begins on 22-24 March in Germany.
Hugo SvÌ_rd will represent the team in the Youth class.

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