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Masa-san Slides Into Troy Bayliss Classic Aboard A Yamaha YZ450F

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Japanese dirt track sensation Masatoshi 'Masa' Ohmori is set to impress fans on Yamaha's new YZ450F at the Motul Pirelli Troy Bayliss Classic dirt track race at Old Bar, NSW on January 18 2014.

Masa is an internet star with over 300,000 youtube hits of his flat track sliding antics where his bars touch the ground.

"I first heard of Masa when my youngest boy Oli, said check out this guy on youtube. Straight away he made me smile and I know everyone would like to see him in real life at the Classic." Event organiser and fellow competitor Troy Bayliss stated.

Ohmori is supported by Graeme Boyd who is dealer principal at Yamaha of Newcastle.

"As soon as I saw this video, I wanted to bring Masa to Australia to teach his skills to Australian kids," Boyd said. "Young guns like Josh Pickering, Max Croker and 'Tommy Gun' Edwards would all benefit from attending a flat track school with Masa.

"His youtube clip is sensational. I have never seen anyone slide a bike to the ground and then be able to ride it out.

"Masa and his family lost almost everything in the Japanese tsunami, including his training track. This made me even more determined to get him to Australia to compete at the Troy Bayliss Classic and give him an opportunity to showcase his skills." Boyd concluded.

Other competitors to look out for on YZFs at the Troy Bayliss Classic include four times Mr Motocross and all round Yamaha legend Stephen Gall and Grand Prix ace Chris Vermeulen.

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