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.