Motocross

Serco Yamaha gamble on youth with wildcard entries for Oceania

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Brisbane's Serco Yamaha Motocross team will add two wildcards to their line-up to tackle the Yamaha Oceania Championships at Geelong's Barrabool circuit this weekend. Seventeen year old Jake Moss from Nowra on the NSW South Coast and twenty-two year old New Zealander Mary Perkins will join Cameron Taylor for the team's assault on the event that is being hailed as the motocross equivalent of the Bledisloe Cup. Jake Moss will join Victorian Cameron Taylor and race the pro lites class for the Australian team while Mary Perkins will represent New Zealand in the women's class. After a disappointing Supercross season reigning Australian Motocross Champion Cameron Taylor said he was looking forward to finishing the season with his preferred discipline. "I have been looking forward to getting back to Motocross after a tough Supercross season," Taylor said. "I prefer the longer format of motocross, there is more skill and less luck involved .With myself and Serco Motorsport being Australian Motocross Champions it would be nice to finish the year on a high. Team Principle Gavin Eales said he was utilising the absence of regular rider Robbie Marshall to trial two young riders. "With Robbie out due to prior commitments we didn't want to head to Geelong with just one rider," Eales said. "We have been doing quite a bit of work with Jake Moss and keeping an eye on Mary Perkins for quite a while now so it seemed logical to run both riders for this event. "Considering this is our final motocross event for the year we thought it would be a good opportunity for the team and Mary to get to know each other without any pressure at a one off event. "This will be Jake's second outing with the team and I am confident we will see a big improvement in him this weekend, he has been with us testing since Friday and is starting to feel really comfortable on the bike. After an event he would rather forget Jake Moss has shaken off the disappointment of his Wollongong results and is focusing on his role at the Oceania Motocross Championships. "I am extremely grateful to both Serco and Yamaha for giving me a second opportunity to ride a factory pro lites bike," Moss said. "After Wollongong I felt disappointed with myself for not making the most of the opportunity. I have been training hard with the team and I definitely won't be walking away with that feeling this time." Perkins who currently holds the women's world record for the longest distance jumped echoed Moss's gratitude for the opportunity "With so much talent in Australia,it is just so hard to get a break with a factory team.I had been talking with Gavin Eales of Serco and Cheryl Muldoon of Yamaha throughout the season and I hope I can repay their faith with a great result in the women's class." The Yamaha Oceania Motocross Championships will be held on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th November riders will compete in four races with the top twenty from the pro lites and pro open going head-to-head in a twenty minute Grand Final.

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