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RFX Racing and Crescent Yamaha join forces for 2018 to launch 'RFX Crescent Yamaha'

The RFX Crescent Yamaha team (from left to right) Paul Irwin, Paul Denning, Jake Shipton, Nathan Dixon and Joel Rizzi

RFX Crescent Yamaha represents a new and exciting partnership in the British Motocross Championship series. Combining Crescent Racing's technical preparation (well regarded in the Road Racing world for over 20 years) and its passion for Motocross as one of the UK's premium Yamaha Off-Road Dealerships, with RaceFX's ("RFX") off-road industry standing, organisational skills and professionalism, RFX Crescent Yamaha is determined to establish itself as a serious competitor and a key representative for Yamaha's MX Racing in the UK. The team will contest the Michelin MX Nationals, ACU British Championship and some selected races in Europe.

An Officially Supported Yamaha UK Team, RFX Crescent Yamaha will feature two riders in the MX1 class aboard the all-new 2018 YZ450F. Jake Shipton, also Yamaha mounted in 2017, is joined by Nathan Dixon who moves up from MX2. Joel Rizzi, an undeniable star of the future, will join the Yamaha bLUcRU initiative racing a GYTR equipped YZ125 in the EMX125 championship as well as championships in the UK. All three riders' machines will feature Yamaha's GYTR technology and technical development by Crescent Yamaha, using key partners such as Akrapovic, KYB / Technical Touch, X-Trig and of course RFX's own accessories and controls.

Paul Irwin - MD of RFX / Team Principal:

"At RaceFX, going racing is firmly embedded in our companies DNA and is something we all really enjoy. Joining forces with Paul and his team at Crescent who share our passion is something we're all looking forward to. At the centre of this deal is the fantastic opportunity to work directly with Yamaha which is going to give our riders the best opportunity to challenge for podiums"

Paul Denning - MD of Crescent / Team Principal: 

"Crescent has a long history in professional racing and a strong relationship with Yamaha via both our World Superbike team operation and streetbike and off-road sales. To develop this partnership with Paul, James and the guys at RFX makes absolute sense and will give Yamaha one of the most professional platforms in the UK Motocross paddocks. We will ensure the riders have as close to Factory level bikes as possible, and look forward to driving RFX Crescent Yamaha towards the podium!”

Adam Kelley - General Manager, Sales and Marketing, Yamaha Motor Europe N.V., Branch UK:

“Yamaha and Crescent have a very strong partnership and this further expansion into British Motocross makes sense for all of us. Crescent's collaboration with RaceFX, one of the best presented teams in the UK, will see Yamaha acquiring a very strong presence in MX1 and equally importantly, with the young riders' bLUcRU initative. Yamaha is fully committed to the Off-Road market - the all-new 2018 YZ450F is a huge step forward in performance and technology, and the full YZ range offers class-leading quality for all riders. We are confident that RFX Crescent Yamaha will represent us very well, and we wish the team all the best for the new season!” 

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