Dutchman leaves GASGAS for new factory ride
Glenn Coldenhoff completes the Monster Energy Yamaha Factory MXGP line-up for 2021, joining forces with established team member Jeremy Seewer and new signing Ben Watson.
The 29-year-old – a GP winner this year and a member of the victorious Dutch Motocross of Nations team in 2019 at Assen where he recorded a perfect 1-1 score – is currently recovering from a neck injury but is confident he’ll be back to full fitness in plenty of time.
“I feel very welcomed by the whole Yamaha family,” said Coldenhoff, who is leaving GASGAS to take up his new ride. “From the first moments we met I felt there was a very motivated and ambitious team awaiting me. I am really thankful for the opportunity.
“I strongly believe that I can still make progress, win races and can fight for the championship. I know Yamaha will give me everything to achieve these goals. My recovery is going well and I cannot wait to jump on the blue bike soon.”
Team owner Louis Vosters is delighted with the signing.
“It’s great to have Glenn Coldenhoff on board for the next years,” he said. “He is a great rider who is still making steps forward year after year. I really believe that in the Yamaha structure with YZ450FM he will be able to achieve the best possible results.”