The GYTR Yamaha Junior Racing Team have come out all guns blazing to start the 2019 racing season with success at recent events up and down the eastern seaboard.
The season got under way in Traralgon in Victoria for round one of the Yamaha 2 Stroke Cup on February 10. The newly formed series attracted riders from far and wide and is part of the three round series that caters for riders purely on two stroke machines.
Alex Larwood and Ryder Kingsford headed up the Yamaha charge with Larwood taking second place in the 13-15 years 125cc after finishing second in each of the three motos contested. It was the first race for Larwood after taking some time off over the Christmas break, but the cob webs have been officially blown off and he is now if full swing for the season ahead.
Ryder Kingsford took third on his Yamaha YZ85 in the 12-15 years 85cc. Claiming 3-4-3 results in his three motos and managed to climb his way on to the podium and set the year off on a good note.
The weekend just past saw two events, the King of MX Qualifier at Appin in NSW while in Queensland it was the opening round of the Sunshine State MX series and Yamaha were again out in force.
The Appin event saw the trio of NSW riders, Bayley Clancy, the Kingsford brothers as well as new Victorian recruit, Jobe Dunne, take on the rutted and always challenging Appin circuit. With a full range of junior classes and all riders fit and healthy, it was a busy weekend for the team but filled with plenty of success.
Kayd Kingsford was the shining light, winning both the 9-11 years 65 and 9-11 years 85cc divisions and making for the perfect start to the year for the young charger. Kingsford finished with 1-2-1 results on his 65 and 2-2-1 scores on the 85 and was in stunning form throughout the day.