Alexandre Kowalski - Yamaha Motor Europe Rally & Enduro Racing Manager, said, "Following an impressive season of EWC competition, where Yamaha riders were battling for top honours in two major classes, we're stepping up our game for 2017.
"We've managed to rebuild Yamaha's image as a top contender in top-level enduro racing so now it's time to battle for championship honours in all three main classes. We're lucky to have three great riders that are highly motivated to succeed and bring Yamaha to the top in EnduroGP, Enduro 2 and Enduro Junior. Loic Larrieu won two GPs and got third overall last year, so for 2017 he is focused on nothing less than the top.
"Jamie McCanney has proven he's a top contender. For 2017 Jamie will race Outsiders Yamaha Official Enduro Team's WR250F machine in Enduro 2 class. As for Mikael Persson, he already has one full year of top-level competition under his belt. Switching to the Enduro Junior class for 2017, we expect Mikael to go head-to-head with the best and hope he will come out on top," Kowalski concluded.