The team based in Beerzerveld, The Netherlands, have already established themselves inside the MXGP and EMX250 paddocks as a Yamaha Supported team this year and are delighted to build on their excellent relationship with Yamaha Motor Europe. Heading into 2020, Hutten Metaal Yamaha will focus solely on the European EMX250 Championship as the Official EMX250 team with riders Thibault Benistant, Raivo Dankers and Gianluca Facchetti.
Equipped with Yamaha's cutting edge GYTR kitted YZ250F machines, all three riders are capable of challenging a place on the top step of the EMX250 podium. The Yamaha Racing Pyramid starts with a base at the national championships with the bLU cRUand the YZ bLU cRUFIM Europe Cups and is followed by the European Championship's EMX125 and EMX250 Class team. The Hutten Metaal Yamaha EMX250 team will occupy second step on the Yamaha Racing Pyramid as a team that hopes to cultivate and prepare talented young riders for their professional careers in MXGP and MX2.
Between the three riders that will make up the Hutten Metaal Yamaha EMX250 team in 2020, there are two Junior Motocross World Champions and an EMX125 Champion. Raivo Dankers was the Junior 85cc World Champion back in 2015, Gianluca Facchetti was the Junior 125cc World Champion in 2017, while Thibault Benistant has put the Yamaha Racing Pyramid to good use and was the first Official Yamaharider to claim the coveted EMX125 crown onboard a GYTR kitted YZ125 back in 2018.
With three talented riders, Hutten Metaal Yamaha EMX250 looks forward to challenging the EMX250 crown in 2020. Yamaha Motor Europe would also like to thank the SDM Corse Yamaha team for their efforts over the past few years. The SDM Corse Yamaha team will remain inside the Yamaha Family for the 2020 season, receiving support for an EMX250 rider and Ruben Fernandez who will contest the 2020 MX2 World Championship.