Clout has been under surveillance from team boss, Craig Dack
, for some time and his high energy riding and ‰Û÷never give up‰Ûª attitude is what Dack likes in his newly signed rider.
The fight Luke showed in the opening few rounds of supercross is what really stood out for me
‰ÛÏHe wasn‰Ûªt afraid to take to Justin Brayton
or any other big name rider and was the only Australian based rider to really want to get in there and get his hands dirty, so to speak," Dack continued.
‰ÛÏOn top of that, he already has a strong Yamaha history and when discussing our arrangements for 2019, he asked the right questions and was certainly focussed on getting the best results possible. So his motivation is right.
‰ÛÏLuke will contest both motocross and supercross for us and I believe he is a genuine championship contender in both series as he rides both disciplines equally well.
‰ÛÏI think pairing Luke and with Kirk will make for a great team and the pair already have a good working relationship and having two new riders to the team keeps everything fresh and everypne on their toes. We look forward to working with both riders and assisting them to achieve their goals,‰Ûª Dack concluded.
Luke Clout will kick off his year on his new ride at the Coffs Harbour Stadium MX on January 12. The first major commitment for the new CDR Yamaha Monster Energy Team with both Luke and Kirk at the controls will be at the opening round of the MX Nationals at Appin in Sydney on March 16/17.