There have also been plenty of changes behind the scenes at CDR Yamaha with an active off season. At the last minute, long time naming rights sponsor, Rockstar Energy withdrew all support after a successful relationship that saw the team win five championships in four years with them. But that has also presented CDR with other opportunities to work with new relationships and CDR Yamaha welcome a range of new sponsors that will be revealed as the 2012 season progresses.
"The Rockstar pill was bitter to swallow," states Team Owner, Craig Dack, "but as a team we got on with the job of trying to produce the best bikes, the best riders and the best team package we possibly could."
"For 2012, we welcome Iveco Trucks to the team as a major sponsor as well as Pod knee braces and Renthal handlebars and sprockets. These three companies have been a great addition to CDR and we are currently working with more companies with a view to the future."
"On the track, things have been going great and I believe it's been one of our strongest off seasons with the testing program we have done. A range of new, higher performance parts have become available to us and that has made what I believe the best bike of the 2011 season even better. Both riders are extremely happy with the bikes and the technical staff at CDR have again done a wonderful job."
"I think I'm as excited about the season ahead as the riders," Dack concluded.
The 2012 MX Nationals roar into life on April 1 in the green fields of Conondale in Queensland. For more information on the championship, www.mxnationals.com.au
Main Photo: The 2012 CDR Yamaha YZ450F weapons of Josh Coppins and Lawson Bopping