Since Yamaha's return to WorldSBK competition in 2016, Crescent Racing has operated the project in direct partnership with Yamaha Motor Europe - bringing more than 20 years of professional racing experience across MotoGP, WorldSBK and British Superbikes to the fore. The collaboration presents a dynamic racing team with highly-experienced engineering staff to extract the best of Yamaha’s proven racing pedigree and winning machinery.
From 2017, we became regular podium contenders – recording six podiums and showing incredible improvement throughout the season. This upward trajectory continued the following year when the team celebrated its first win with a spectacular double victory at Donington Park in May 2018. By the end of that season, our riders had scored three wins and 12 podiums.
In 2019, the Yamaha R1 took to the podium no less than 17 times including one emphatic win in Jerez, Spain. Then teammates Alex Lowes and Michael van der Mark finished the championship in close third and fourth respectively.
In 2020, exciting youngster Toprak Razgatlıoglu joined the squad and scored a win on debut at Phillip Island in Australia. He went onto finish fourth in the standings, one place ahead of van der Mark, with the team taking a total of 17 podiums, including four victories over the course of the season.
2021 went down as one of the greatest seasons on record, with Razgatlıoğlu battling Jonathan Rea for the championship. It went down to the final round, with Toprak taking the title, having won 13 races and 29 podiums. 2020 World Supersport Champion Andrea Locatelli also joined the team in 2021 and enjoyed a sensational rookie season, finishing fourth in the standings after scoring four podiums. Pata Yamaha with Brixx WorldSBK won the teams' title and Yamaha took the manufacturers' championship, resulting in the Triple Crown.