Todd Kellett will be back in the British championship this year, racing as an official Yamaha UK rider on his St Blazey MX YZ250 two-stroke powered by Dragon Tek.
He will be returning to the UK after spending six months living in France. He will be back during the first week of February with his Dragon Tek YZ450 to complete at the 2020 Hawkstone International before making the switch back to his St Blazey MX YZ250 2 strokes.
Todd will then be competing in the full MX2 British Championship, EMX2T Championship and the Michelin MX Nationals.
Todd has had a fantastic winter with his beach racing career in France on board his Dragon Tek YZ450 currently lying second place in the championship with 2 rounds remaining, Grayan-et-l’hopital (12th January) and the finale of Le Touquet (2nd February). Let’s hope Todd can keep up those podiums and continue to fly the British flag high.
He said: “I bought a 2 stroke myself last season with the support from long term sponsors St Blazey MX as a play bike and now we have official support from Yamaha UK.
“I am very grateful of the support from Adam Kelley and the Yamaha Crew for 2020, I am happy myself and the St Blazey guys have the support to give everything we can and see where we can get the YZ250 2 stroke in the MX2 British Championship.
“I am very excited for the rule change in the British championship this season, the MX1 class is hot and was hard work to score a point on the 2stroke but I think we can get some good results in the MX2 class and hope to bring home some strong results in the European championship too. The Yamaha 250 2 stroke hasn’t changed for many of years but is an amazing bike, I have a smile ear to ear when riding it. We have more time for testing and preparation this year, so fingers crossed we will show what it is capable of.
“It’s tough competing in both seasons, I race all winter on the beaches, riding 4/5 times a week and then go straight in to the motocross season with no rest but we are careful with what I eat, recovery and how much I train, so we will be fitter and more determined than ever!
“I would like to say a massive thank you to the St Blazey Mx boys again this season, they make everything happen! But also. Dragon Tek, South West Windows Ltd, The Bristol Camper Company, Michelin UK, Silverfish,100% UK, Raptor, Acerbis, Westclad, Protein Water Co, HJA Motorcylces, Armour Pro and everyone else that has supported me and Lucy from the very start.”
Adam Kelley (Yamaha UK Manager) said: “The British Motocross Championship is the perfect proving ground for our Motocross product giving us the opportunity to competitively compete in all classes to showcase our line-up. With the introduction of 2 strokes to the MX2 class we are very pleased to announce our support of St Blazey MX rider Todd Kellett in 2020. Todd has been a big part of the Yamaha family across Europe recently and to have a rider of his race winning calibre in the MX2 class is an exciting prospect. We are excited to get the season started.”