Cab Screens MX riders including Harri Kullas and Dan Thornhill will be using Yamaha machinery in 2021, changing from Honda. Cab Screens becomes the official Yamaha UK MX1 Team and will be known as Cab Screens Crescent Yamaha. Crescent Yamaha joins as an integral team partner and brings over 20 years’ professional racing experience and knowledge to the team, who are entering their 10th year of topflight British motocross in 2021.
2021 will see the same strong rider line up, with Harri Kullas and Dan Thornhill in MX1 on the Yamaha YZ450F and Joe Brookes in MXY1 on the GYTR-kitted Yamaha YZ125.
Lee Webber, Cab Screens MX owner, said: “This is a dream come true for me. To become the Official Yamaha UK team with backing from Yamaha UK and Crescent Yamaha is a fantastic opportunity for my team. We have worked incredibly hard for nearly 10 years to get to this point, and I am excited to get 2021 underway to try and achieve results that will put Yamaha and “the bLUcRU” on top in the UK. We have a brilliant line up for next year which includes youth and experience, so I am really excited for this opportunity.”
Paul Denning, Crescent Yamaha Managing Director, said: “We have really enjoyed supporting Jake Shipton since 2017 as Crescent Yamaha but 2021 felt like the right time for a change for both of us. As soon as I had initial discussions with Lee and looked into the Cab Screens operation, it was clearly a perfect fit and we couldn’t be more excited to be forming Cab Screens Crescent Yamaha together. In Harri the team has an experienced and committed MX1 Championship challenger, Dan is relatively local to us which is great and his performances have been consistently impressive, and Joe is a young rider who can fight for the MXY1 title on the YZ125. Our Crescent Yamaha MX business is growing year on year, and to be part of this excellent team reflects our commitment and passion for the sport.”
Adam Kelley, General Manager, Sales and Marketing – Yamaha UK, said: ‘’We are genuinely excited to be a part of the Cab Screens Crescent Yamaha Team for 2021. Crescent Yamaha are not only one of our key Premier retail partners, they are synonymous with Yamaha Racing and in recent years and have already achieved some great race results including all levels in British Motocross. The Cab Screens team clearly offers an experienced and professional set up giving us strong presence in the paddock as a championship contender in MX1 and MXY1. The bLU cRU programme is growing and offers us a chance to seek out and reward young riders and Joe fits in perfectly into this approach. We welcome Harri, Dan, Joe and every single member of the team into the Yamaha racing family. ’’