Jeremy Crowe WSS ride in Germany
Jeremy Crowe has scored a World Supersport ride at the upcoming Nurburgring round of the World Superbike Championship.
Continuing the manufacturer’s trend of creating worldwide opportunities for its local racers, Yamaha Motor Australia is pleased to announce its support of Jeremy Crowe as he lines up for a start at the German round of the World SBK Championship. Crowe will ride for the factory Team Yamaha Spain in the Supersport class at the infamous Nurburgring circuit on June 15.
The winner of round 2 of the Australian Supersport Championship has an extensive and successful relationship with Yamaha, graduating to the factory squad after two successful seasons as a privateer on the R6. At this year’s World SBK Championship round at Phillip Island, Crowe was called on for some local knowledge from the team as they pondered the best way to tackle the sweeping, high-speed turn 1 at the Victorian circuit. Meeting up again while spectating at the Assen round of the championship in April, Jeremy was offered the chance to ride as the team’s regular pilot David Salom had a conflicting schedule with another race meeting. Jeremy jumped at the opportunity and will travel to Germany after round three of the Australian series.
"The chance to ride with Team Yamaha Spain came up and it was one I was not going to pass up," said Crowe. "I’d met with the team before at Phillip Island and again at Assen. It’s a very professional outfit and one of the fastest Supersport teams in the competition." "The team is actually testing when we are preparing to compete at Winton at the local round, which means I won’t have much time to get used to the bike, but I’m confident that after a few sessions we’ll have setup the R6 into a top ten machine. This is my first international race so the learning curve will be fairly steep, but I’m looking forward to the challenge. Yamaha’s support has been very valuable, and the efforts everyone have put in to get me the ride are very much appreciated."
Yamaha Motor Australia Managing Director Steven Cotterell said that the manufacturer was constantly looking at ways to aid in the development of local riders and was pleased to provide the support for Jeremy to race in Germany.
"We are very pleased to see Jeremy has been selected to race in the German round of the World Superbike Championship. He is a talented rider and a key member of the Yamaha Racing Team who is currently giving Jamie Stauffer a hurry up on the YZF-R6 in the Australian Supersport Championship," said Cotterell. "YMA’s goal is to offer a solid platform for riders such as Crowe to fulfill their potential. Our aim is to provide a career path where riders can hone their craft, learn and train with Australia’s most successful race team on some seriously competitive machinery," he said.
"Then when the spotlight is on them, as it was in the recent World Superbike Championships at Phillip Island in March, it’s very satisfying to see our ‘pupils’ catching the eye of international team managers. We hope that Jeremy impresses in WSB and secures a ride. Of course it will be sad to see him leave, but he would serve as a positive example to future racers of how the system works."
Jeremy would like to thank the following valuable sponsors that are supporting his campaign to Germany –
Yamaha Motor Australia
RIAA (Risk and Investment Advisors Australia)
Swings &Roundabouts Winery