With Anton Gole now back to full fitness the Swedish rider is preparing to move up to the MXGP class for the 2019 season with a team that has already secured two other riders just this week.
JWR Yamaha Racing has followed the signing of Vsevolod Brylyakov and Kevin Strijbos with Gole who is looking to put behind him an extended period on the sidelines after back-to-back injuries have slowed his progress in MX2.
Gole is looking to learn from both Strijbos and Brylyakov as he takes on both the FIM Motocross World Championship and the Swedish national series. “I am so happy to finally announce my deal with JWR Yamaha Racing,” he said in a press release.
“I have known Johan for a couple of years now and I think he is a very driven guy with big dreams and high goals, so I am really excited to join his team.
“I’m also going to step up to the MXGP class for next year, so to have Vsevolod Brylyakov and Kevin Strijbos as team-mates will be awesome. I hope to learn a lot from them. It is going to be a tough challenge to ride in the big-boy class, but I feel really good on the YZ450F and I am really looking forward to it.”
“It is important to stay true to our roots, being a Swedish team, hence why I am extremely excited to help Anton Gole move forward with his career and embark on a journey into the MXGP class,” said team manager, Johan Westermark.
“Gole has been extremely impressive over the last couple of years, especially when healthy, and I really think he will make a fantastic addition to JWR Yamaha Racing.”