The following press release is from Yamaha:
Monster Energy Yamaha Star Racing Brings New Talent For US Debut
Monster Energy Yamaha Star Racing is pleased to announce that Guillem Farres will join the 250 team for Round 10 of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship at Budds Creek MX Park on Saturday August 20th. One of the sport’s emerging talents overseas, the team are happy to give the Spaniard the opportunity to make his USA debut Unfortunately, Nick Romano suffered an injury while preparing for the next round and will not be lining up this weekend.
Hailing from Balsareny, Spain, Farres is one of the sport’s up-and-coming talents. In 2020 he was crowned champion in the 125cc class of the Spanish National Motocross Championship and is currently leading the MX Youngster Cup, the 250 class of the German National Motocross Championship. The 19-year-old has also won a few rounds this season in the European Motocross Championship and scored three top 10 finishes in the MX2 class of the FIM Motocross World Championship. Guillem will also race this year’s Motocross of Nations at RedBud for Team Spain in the MX2 class.
Hot on the heels of his best moto result – a fourth-place finish last weekend at Unadilla – Romano was looking to build on his home race momentum. Unfortunately, on Tuesday, the rookie crashed while training at the team’s track in Cairo, Georgia, and injured his thumb. An update on his return will come at a later date, as will an update on teammates Matt LeBlanc and Levi Kitchen, who are back and working to get back to racing.
Monster Energy Yamaha Star Racing 250 Team Leader
“We’ve been really impressed with Guillem and can’t wait to see what he can do this weekend. We’re disappointed for Nick. He really did a great race at Unadilla, and we were looking forward to this weekend. , but that’s racing. The team has been working hard all week and we’re ready for Budds Creek!
Monster Energy Yamaha Star Race
“It all started two weeks ago when I received a call to come here while I was on vacation in Spain. At first I couldn’t believe it, and I just found a way to come here in America. I wasn’t supposed to race, but I had a great week. I think they were happy, and I was really happy with the bike, with everyone, and the way things were going. were going on. They offered me to ride Budds Creek which is a dream for me. I’m really grateful for the opportunity and really looking forward to the weekend. The bike is amazing and all the Team members have been really helpful and friendly to me, we’ll see how it goes but I’m really fired up and motivated to race this weekend.
Romano posted more details, stating his thumb injury is a torn ulnar collateral ligament that requires surgery, effectively ending his season. Below is Romano’s full message:
“Well they say the sport is full of ups and downs and it is. I had a little accident on Tuesday and folded the front end on a roller, and that resulted in a tear ulnar collateral ligament in my left thumb that needs surgery sucks to end the season like this after a hellish weekend at unadilla but one thing i can say is this just fuels the fire for next year. SX 😀 Good luck to all my teammates for the rest of the season 👊🏼❤️”