Official: Isak Gifting signs with JK Yamaha – MXGP!
We recently reported the news that Isak Gifting would be staying in the GP paddock for the 2024 season and the news has now been confirmed. The JK Yamaha team have announced they have signed up the talented young Swede for the 2024 MXGP World Championship season in what will be his rookie season in the class after aging out of the MX2 GP class.
The JK Yamaha team enjoy working with young riders in MXGP and have worked with the likes of Ostlund, Monticelli and Brumann in the past. Anton Nagy another young rider from Sweden has also agreed to join the JK Yamaha team for the 2024 season – he will contest the European rounds of MXGP.
Gifting had a good MX2 GP career bursting onto the scene as a fill in rider at Factory GasGas then ran by the Diga Procross setup. He impressed so much he then secured a full time ride with the team before inking a deal with Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee for the 2022 season.
Gifting agreed to stay with Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee for the 2023 season but the team closed their doors meaning Gifting was without a ride for the beginning of the season. Thankfully French based team, VHR GasGas stepped up to snap Gifting up which was the last ride of his MX2 GP career and he was able to score some top ten results.
Heading into 2024 will be a new challenge for Gifting with the JK Yamaha team but in 2024 he’ll hope to learn as much as possible during his rookie season in the toughest class in the world.
The JK Yamaha team will also have Giorgio Orlando under the awning to contest the EMX125 series after the Italian was the selected winner of the BLu CRu Cup this year. Last but not least but Manuel Iacopi will also be staying with the team to focus on the Italian Championship but will also contest selected MXGP World Championship rounds.
“We are happy that with the support of Yamaha Italy, we have finalized the agreement with Isak to be part of the team this season. It has always been in the spirit of our team to take rookies who make the transition into the MXGP World Championship. With this, we hope to give him the best support to start this new chapter in blue with Yamaha”, team owner, Ric Boschi told GateDrop.com
Article: Andy McKinstry