Hot on the heels of announcing their 450 squad of Kristian Whatley and Ryan Houghton, the Rob Hooper Racing Yamaha Motocross team can now reveal their 250 rider for the 2018 season with 20 year old Robbie Dowson stepping into the breach.
Dowson comes with a good pedigree having come 2nd in the Maxxis MXY2 Category, and 3rd in the British Youth Nationals in 2015, before stepping up into the Pro ranks last year where he pulled off some notable results including 12th overall in the Maxxis MX2 class at Canada Height’s, and a podium finish at Whitby in the Pirelli Masters.
“I am working super hard on my fitness” said Dowson “and will be training with Fit4racing so I can start the season as fit as possible. I am really excited for be working with Rob and the team, and to be under the same awning as Kristian Whatley will be fantastic at this stage of my career. I am hoping to learn so much from them. I had lots of bike problems last year that hindered my results so I looking forward to being part of such a tremendous set up which can help me get to where I feel I should be”.
The Rob Hooper Racing, an official Yamaha UK Motocross team has a stacked calendar lined up for 2018, taking in the Maxxis British Motocross Championships, the Michelin MX Nationals, the Bridgestone Masters and a host of other selected events National events within the UK.
“The busy schedule will be of huge benefit to Robbie” says Team Boss Rob Hooper “when you’re young and hungry the more bike and race time you get the better. Robbie show’s fantastic enthusiasm and drive and we have been really impressed with his work ethic. With two experienced riders already in the squad it’s nice to have the younger, less experienced element in the team and it makes for a positive dynamic under the awning and we are looking forward to seeing what Robbie can do under our guidance and support.”
The team will now be in training before their new colours and sponsors will be revealed towards the end of the year.