Harri Kullas and Dan Thornhill go blue for 2021
Cab Screens MX will join forces with Crescent Motorcycles next season to form Cab Screens Crescent Yamaha, the official Yamaha UK MX1 team.
Riders Harri Kullas and Dan Thornhill stay with the team following the switch from Honda machinery along with Joe Brookes in MXY1 on the GYTR-kitted Yamaha YZ125.
“This is a dream come true for me,” said Cab Screens boss Lee Webber. “To become the official Yamaha UK team with backing from Yamaha UK and Crescent Yamaha is a fantastic opportunity for my team.
“We have worked incredibly hard for nearly 10 years to get to this point and I am excited to get 2021 under way to try and achieve results that will put Yamaha and the bLUcRU on top in the UK.
“We have a brilliant line-up for next year which includes youth and experience so I am really excited for this opportunity.”
Crescent Yamaha MD Paul Denning is relishing the prospect of the new tie-in.
“We have really enjoyed supporting Jake Shipton since 2017 as Crescent Yamaha but 2021 felt like the right time for a change for both of us,” he said. “As soon as I had initial discussions with Lee and looked into the Cab Screens operation, it was clearly a perfect fit and we couldn’t be more excited to be forming Cab Screens Crescent Yamaha together.
“In Harri the team has an experienced and committed MX1 championship challenger, Dan is relatively local to us which is great and his performances have been consistently impressive and Joe is a young rider who can fight for the MXY1 title on the YZ125. Our Crescent Yamaha MX business is growing year on year and to be part of this excellent team reflects our commitment and passion for the sport.”
Adam Kelley, Yamaha UK’s Sales and Marketing General Manager, is looking forward to 2021.
“We are genuinely excited to be a part of the Cab Screens Crescent Yamaha Team,” he said. “Crescent Yamaha are synonymous with Yamaha Racing and in recent years have achieved some great race results including all levels in British motocross.
“The Cab Screens team clearly offers an experienced and professional set-up giving us strong presence in the paddock as a championship contender in MX1 and MXY1. The bLU cRU programme is growing and offers us a chance to seek out and reward young riders and Joe fits in perfectly into this approach.
“We welcome Harri, Dan, Joe and every single member of the team into the Yamaha racing family.”