The M Smith KTM have decided to switch from KTM machinery to Yamaha for the 2019 season.
Josh Spinks who had a good season in 2018 as he had podium finishes in the EMX250 championship and a strong British Championship campaign. Spinks will race the MX2 Maxxis British Championship but will race in the MX1 class in the MX National series. Spinks also hopes to contest a few wildcard rounds of the MXGP World Championship which will be exciting! Due to the new U23 age rule in the EMX250 series he’s now too old to compete in the class.
Luke Smith started the 2018 season on a 250cc but decided to make the switch to the MX1 class towards the end of the season and showed some good speed on the bigger bike. Smith has now inked a deal with the MSR Redline Yamaha team will compete in the MX1 Maxxis British Championship and the MX Nationals with the team.
Euthor Reynisson will also be staying with the team for the year ahead.
Spinks: “I’m excited to inform you all of the bike switch for 2019, a massive thank you goes out to Yamaha Motors for the opportunity! The MSR team is still run and owned by the main man Matt Smith I can’t thank him enough for the continued support.
MX2 in the British Maxxis Championship
MX1 in the Mx Nationals Championship
We are also hoping to wild card a few MX1 World Championship GP’s throughout the season which is a dream of mine. Exciting times and a lot of hard work ahead to further improve from this season, let’s be having you”!
Smith: “I am extremely excited to announce that for 2019 I will be riding for the MSR Redline Yamaha team on board the Yamaha YZF 450. Massive thank you goes to Matt Smith for the continued support and Yamaha Motor for the incredible opportunity. I plan to compete in both the Maxxis British Championship and MX Nationals Championship in the Mx1 class. Very much looking forward to a solid winter of preparation, and a mega year of racing in 2019 with great people around me. Bring it on!”
Reynisson: “It is official, next year is blue with @msr_redline_yamaha same team different colours, really exciting getting back on Yamaha and now only 1 moth of patients until I can start riding the new bike