Crowe flies out to WSS
Yamaha’s Jeremy Crowe will make an early return to World Supersport competition this weekend, receiving a call from Team Yamaha Spain to pilot its factory R6 in the absence of their regular rider. Crowe had been confirmed as a starter for the Vallelunga race in Italy later this month, and received a welcome request from the team to race at this weekend’s Donington event in addition.
Though his international experience extends to just one race, his skill and work ethic has been realised by the Spanish factory outfit and team crew chief Jordi Arquer was quick to recommend the emerging Supersport star as a replacement for David De Gea who was injured during training.
Crowe said he was excited to receive the call and was extremely thankful for yet another opportunity on a frontrunning bike.
“I was made aware of the opportunity to ride again for Team Yamaha Spain after we wrapped up the weekend at Symmon’s Plains and eagerly accepted the invitation, I’m very thankful to Yamaha Australia for supporting me in this decision,” said Crowe. “I had been preparing to race in late September at Vallelunga and the team thought I would benefit from the experience this weekend at Donington after a spare seat on one of their R6 Supersport machines became available.”
“Team Yamaha Spain, like YRT, are the most professional outfit in the paddock. It’s a bonus that there are a number of English-speaking crew as this makes communication much easier.”
The 24-year-old from Condobolin finished 15th in his first World Supersport race at the Nurburgring in June, a result he plans to improve on this weekend. Yamaha Racing Team Principal John Redding said that it was pleasing to see Jeremy’s talent recognised and relied upon by an established European team.
“Jeremy is a talented young rider and has what it takes to go head-to-head with the best in the world, his willingness to work with the team and make positive changes to a race bike is a real asset and one that Team Yamaha Spain obviously values highly,” said Redding. “We’re pleased to support him during this time and are excited that he has been offered an extra opportunity to ride this weekend.”
“He handled the learning curve of a new track well on his first outing and we’ve got no doubt he’ll do the same this weekend.”
“He will have two more rounds of international experience under his belt ahead of the Australian Supersport Championship final at Eastern Creek which is sure to work to his favour.”