The Rob Hooper Racing Yamaha Motocross team are delighted to announce the return of MX1 racer Ryan Houghton to their ranks for 2019.
Houghton’s inclusion in the team this year turned into a massive success story, with the rider having his best ever Pro season, including the 23 year olds first ever Pro overall at Hawkstone in the Bridgestone British Masters. The Essex based rider also landed two overall podiums, with 2nd in the Bridgestone British Masters, 3rd in the Michelin MX Nationals and a6th in a talent packed British Maxxis Motocross Championships.
Team Boss Rob Hooper was delighted to announce the signing of Houghton saying “After such a fantastic 2018, there was only one rider we wanted to lead the team next year and that was Ryan. The lad just never gives up, and works so hard on and off the track. 2019 is going to be a big year for him and the team if he continues that progression and we are sure he will.”
Houghton was also positive about his return saying “Being back with RHR was always my first priority. The support Rob and the team have given me has been second to none, and it has built my confidence and in turn my results no end. The experience and knowledge Rob has is invaluable, and has really helped me to progress my career. For 2019 we know what we are starting with and that’s the first time that has happened for me in a number of years, and I will be looking to build on my strong finish to last year and be at that speed or quicker from the start.”
While the team has many of the same sponsors for 2019, the look will be changing with the announcement that they will be supported and wearing the FXR brand of Racewear for the forthcoming season, with the two parties working together on some exciting new projects for the year.
Dave Wright, the UK representative of the FXR brand said of the partnership “We are really pleased to be working with Rob, Ryan and the team in 2019, and providing the Kit so they look the part and feel comfortable both on and off the race track. The team had tremendous results last year and built a strong off track foundation for us to use to grow our brand and presence in the UK, while giving Ryan and the team what they need to get the on track result.”
Hooper expanded on the partnership “It is really exciting to be working with FXR. They have so much ambition and passion, and are really behind the team. They are using us to showcase their fantastic range of products, and it is a real partnership, and one which I am sure will flourish for both parties.