THE RHR YAMAHA MOTOCROSS TEAM
The team has been established since 1991 and in 2016 became the official Motocross team for Yamaha in the UK.
THE RACING TEAM.
Team Directors Rob Hooper Cheryl Hooper
Team Manager: Rob Hooper
Press / PR Officer / Photography: Paul Oughton, Kieran Lewis, Warren Kee, Ray Archer
Mechanic / Technician: Will Hill (Taylor Hammal), Chris Nunn, (Sam Nunn), Lee (Howard Wainwright)
Logistics: Will Hill
Hospitality support: Cheryl Hooper
Rob joined Suzuki in 1986 at the end of a racing career spanning almost 20 years. Rob competed in British and World championships as a factory rider for several European manufacturers and represented Great Britain in the Motocross and Trophee des Nations on five occasions, the high point being a team silver medal in Finland in 1979.
Rob took over as motocross team manager for Suzuki GB in 1987, when Suzuki GB withdrew from direct racing in 1991, Rob and his wife Cheryl established an independent company with official support from Suzuki GB. In 2016 the team would change manufacturer to Yamaha, becoming their Official Motocross Team, in a 26 year, virtually unbroken run, the team has enjoyed many successes over the years with top placings in British, World and European championships.
Taylor Hammal – MX2.
Machine: Yamaha 250
Favourite UK Track: Matterley Basin
Aims for 2020: To win!! Just to try my best at every meeting
Best Racing Achievement: I don’t really know to that maybe 7th or 8th at a junior world on a 85cc I’m not to sure.
Superstitions: I always put the left boot, glove, knee brace, sock etc.
First Racing Idol: Jorge Prado Biggest Inspiration. Probably Prado again
Social: Instagram – @taylorhammal – Facebook – Taylor Hammal
Sam Nunn – MX2
Machine: Yamaha YZ250F
Favourite UK Track: Blaxhall
Aims for 2020: Give 100% every time I ride.
Best Racing Achievement: Representing team GB at the world junior championship and the Coupe De L’Avenir
Racing Idol: Jeremy Martin
Biggest Inspiration: Lionel Sanders
Social: Instagram: samnunn365 Facebook Sam Nunn
Howard Wainwright – MX2
Favourite UK track: Whitby
Aims for 2020: To get back on track and have consistent top ten finishes in MX2 by the end of the year.
Best Racing Achievement: Winning the Thor British Youth Nationals in 2017 then also going on to win the Weston Beach Race that year also.
Racing Idol: It would be Stefan Everts because I watched him all the time growing up and really like how smooth and consistent he was!
Biggest Inspiration: Wanting to give back to my Dad after seeing all the hard work he puts in week in week out to get me to the races.
My Facebook page is (Howardwainwright99 raging) and my Instagram page is @hwaino99