Yamaha Motor Europe and the MJC Yamaha Official EMX125 team are pleased to confirm a three-rider line-up for the 2021 EMX125 Championship. The team has retained Dutch talent Ivano Van Erp and is thrilled to welcome two new riders – Latvian Karlis Reisulis and Italian Ferruccio Zanchi.
The 2017 Junior Motocross 65cc World Champion, 15-year-old Van Erp joined the MJC Yamaha Official EMX125 team in 2020 and completed a positive first term inside the EMX125 class aboard a GYTR-kitted YZ125 with three top-10 race finishes during the latter stages of the championship.
Reisulis made his EMX125 debut in 2020 at round five of the nine-round series in Mantova, Italy. The 15-year-old finished seventh in both races for seventh overall and quickly established himself as one of the best performing rookies. Having scored a total of four top-10 race finishes during the five rounds he attended this year, Reisulis has proven he has enormous potential for the future.
Completing the 2021 line-up, Zanchi will become Yamaha’s youngest official motocross rider as he makes the step up from the 85cc class to the 125cc category. The 14-year-old will join Van Erp and Reisulis on the EMX125 Championship gate where all three riders will race GYTR-kitted YZ125s throughout the 2021 season.