Team Puerto Rico has joined forces with UK Yamaha team Utag Yamaha and it’s owner Steve Dixon for the Motocross of Nations to be held in Donnington park, England this next september 27-28.
Utag Yamaha will provide bikes, parts, mechanics, gas and everything needed for the team to participate at the MXoN and have a good showing.
The riders selected to represent Puerto Rico are:
MX1 – Gino Aponte / american
MX2 – Tarah Gieger / american
MX3 – Zach Osborne / american
Coming off an X-games gold medal at the 2008 summer games, Tarah Gieger has been putting in the work and it is showing. She is the first person from Puerto Rico to obtain a gold medal in Espn’s X-Games.
Gino Aponte is a local pro who has put on the work, at last years MXoN we were a little timid but now he’s coming back with a vengeance.
Zach Osborne moved to the Uk to race for the Utag Yamaha team and his results are starting to show that the move was a good one, last sunday using number 338 at the British championship round 7. Zach got pole and fastest lap of the day. He also won the first race dispite crashing and the second race again a small crash cost him the overall but a fourth gave him 2nd overall.
The Dixon Yamaha Team was founded and is still run by former Yamaha GP mechanic Steve Dixon. Steve was also manager of the Yamaha UK MX team in years leading up to the formation of the team in 2002. In 2004 the team adopted the ‘Bike It…’ prefix as the the large distribution and manufacturing company joined the team as title sponsors.A fresh look and team name has been adopted for 2008, as Bike It have launched the new UTAG product, so the team becomes UTAG Yamaha.