Kirk Gibbs back on with Serco Yamaha for 2011 and hungry for championships

Serco Yamaha and Kirk Gibbs Power on 2011

7 Oct 2010

Australia’s runner up in the Pro Lites class for 2010, Kirk Gibbs has resigned to the Serco Yamaha race team for the 2011 season.

Gibbs had a breakout season during the 2010 MX Nationals, winning two rounds, holding the red plate and also rounding out the season in second place behind US Import, PJ Larsen. His speed, race craft and fitness all stepped up throughout the 2010 motocross season and the Serco Yamaha team was keen to have him back to headline their campaign for next season.

“I am happy to be back with the Serco Yamaha team for next season, Gibbs stated. “I was looking at moving to the 450 class but no opportunities opened up. But as I am racing Lites again next year, there is no other team I would rather race for than Serco Yamaha,” Gibbs finishes. 

The 2011 season also makes the third year running that Gibbs has raced on board the Factory Yamaha Lites team. Each season has seen the likeable South Australian step up the leader board and for 2011 nothing less than a championship is expected.

“Kirk has done a great job for the team over the past two seasons, says Serco owner, Gavin Eales. “He moved to Queensland, gets involved with testing and local races and genuinely puts his heart and soul into racing. We are proud to have him back and look forward to another strong year with him.”

Gibbs also feels that his pairing with the Serco Yamaha team is a great fit.
“Serco Yamaha builds great race bikes and the support and knowledge in the team is amazing. Gavin, Michael, Adam and Peter all get involved in the racing and want the riders to achieve the best results possible with nothing left unturned,” Kirk offers.

The remainder of the 2010 season will see Gibbs and his Serco Yamaha team compete for the Australian SuperX Championship. Gibbs is seen as one of the pre championship favourites and hopes to continue building momentum on his successful motocross season.

“It's nice to have the contract stuff out of the way early, so now I can concentrate on my racing and getting my best results in SuperX this season,” Gibbs concludes.

Rider Profile
Kirk Gibbs
 Nick Name: Gibbsy
Date of Birth: 15th March, 1989
Nationality: Australian
Location: Beenleigh, QLD
Height: 178.00cm
Weight: 74.00kg
Marital Status: Single
Hobbies: Family, friends, training, food
Career Highlights: 1st Raymond Terrance MX Nationals 2008 / Two times Australian Junior Champion / 2nd Pro Lites MX Nationals 2010.

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