Brent van Doninck has officially signed with Gebben Van Venrooy Yamaha for the 2021 FIM Motocross World Championship.
Van Doninck joins returning rider Calvin Vlaanderen who extended his deal earlier this month.
The talented Belgian has plenty of GP experience after spending several years in the MX2 class and has already had time to familiarise himself with the YZ450F after racing for the team in the final three MXGP rounds of the season.
He spent much of the 2020 season in the UK impressing the ASA United Husqvarna outfit, who were delighted to see Van Doninck get his chance to race on the world stage. “The man is exceptionally gifted and deserves the opportunity to ride with the best in the world,” said ASA United Husqvarna when Van Doninck left.
“Brent still claimed the most race wins at a professional level in British motocross in 2020, and in our opinion was the fastest rider in the UK this year, bar none.”
Even though the 24-year-old had no time on the bike, he quickly settled and impressed at the Trentino tripleheader, amassing 57 world championship points which included two top-10 overalls.
“Of course, I am really excited about this deal,” said Van Doninck. “Gebben Van Venrooy give me the chance to ride the last three MXGP rounds in Italy and we were all very happy with my results.
“As a Yamaha supported team we are always looking out for young riders with potential and the right attitude,” said team manager, Klaas Hattem. “Brent has shown this at the last three MXGP races of the year. We really look forward to the 2021 season with great confidence.”
With a full winter to prepare for the 2021 season the Gebben Van Venrooy Yamaha team feel he could be one to watch.