Mellross, now based in Victoria to be closer to the teams base, gets his first real shot on the CDR Yamaha YZ450F in 2021 after the 2020 season was destroyed by Covid. But it wasn‰Ûªt a waste of season in many ways as Mellross was able to get 100% comfortable on the CDR Yamaha YZ450F and the team had done all the pre-season testing prior to the shut-down of the season.
The 12 month familiarity with both the bike and the team has Mellross well placed heading into the 2021 season and with a clean bill of health, he is looking to secure that elusive professional championship in Australian motocross and supercross that has eluded him so far in his career.
‰ÛÏIt‰Ûªs great to continue on with the CDR Yamaha Monster Energy Team and build on a solid base that we formed in 2020." Mellross commented. "While we did next to no racing in 2020, I was able to recover from a pre-season injury and then use the time to personalise the bike and settings for me and I feel right at home on the YZ450F.
‰ÛÏWe have the rebranded Australian Motocross Championship in the Pro MX which we hope will lift the profile of motocross, while the Australian Supercross Championship gets better each year and it seems everyone is passionate to get things back up to full power after the interrupted season we have had in 2020.
‰ÛÏCraig and the team have put everything in place and I‰Ûªm at the stage of my career that I feel I can be at my best, so I‰Ûªm looking forward to getting back on track with the CDR Yamaha Monster Energy team and chasing some championships with them,‰Û