Grothues indicates 2019 contract extension with SDM Yamaha

Western Australian set to remain in Europe with factory-supported outfit.

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Youthful talent Caleb Grothues has indicated he’ll remain with SDM Corse Yamaha Official EMX250 Team in 2019, announcing he’s signed on with the factory outfit for a full campaign next year, which will mark his third season in Europe.

The Western Australian joined the team in what was believed to be trial period beginning at the sixth round of the 2018 Motocross European Championship (EMX250) in France, ultimately remaining with the squad for the remainder of year while collecting a career-best finish of fifth overall at Assen’s finale.

“[I’m] happy to announce for the 2019 season I will be riding on board a factory Yamaha for SDM Corse Yamaha,” Grothues confirmed in a social media statement.

“I can’t express how grateful and excited I am about this and I’m more than ready for the season to start. A big thank you to everyone that has supported me from the beginning to now, and I’ll keep you all posted for more news to come.”

The former 65cc world champion is set to be joined at the David Philippaerts-managed operation by Gianluca Facchetti, Ruben Fernandez and Rick Elzinga – a line-up confirmed last month in October.


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