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New Blood Drafted Into The WBR Yamaha Team

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Kiwi Max Purvis proved he had the speed to match it with anyone in 2018.
It‰Ûªs a tall order, but the WBR Yamaha team will be out to match their 2018 success that saw them claim the top two spots in the MXD class at the MX Nationals, with an all new and talented line up for 2019.

The in-coming riders of Max Purvis and Jack Kukas will form the team for 2019 and the WBR Yamaha team will also reveal a new look when they roll into round one of the MX Nationals with their new purpose built transporter.

Purvis, who hails from New Zealand, was third in the MXD class in 2018 at the MX Nationals riding as a Yamaha privateer. Highlighted with four round wins, Purvis proved he had the speed to match it with anyone in the class but is now focessed on moving up the podium in 2019 and determined to make every post a winner.

Again his year will start in New Zealand where he will contest the MX2 class with the JCR Yamaha team before coming over to Australia and getting his campaign started at the MX Nationals. This is the final year for Purvis in the MXD category and knows what it takes to get to the top of the podium.

‰ÛÏI have done two seasons in Australia now and I feel comfortable racing here now as I know the riders and how the events work,‰Û
2017 Australian Junior Champion Jack Kukas will return from a year in the USA to join the WBR Yamaha team for 2019.
Competing in his first MX Nationals series will be Queensland based racer, Jack Kukas. 18 year old Kukas last raced in Australia in 2017, when he finished third in the 15 years divisions at the Australian Junior Motocross Championship then he jetted out to the US to spend the 2018 season at a motocross training facility developing his race craft and technique.

Now back in Australia and focused on the year ahead, Kukas will be experiencing the tracks and the formats for the first time but his US experience will hold him in good stead. Add to that to his impressive hard work ethic and aggressive riding technique, Kukas will be in the championship as the season progresses.

‰ÛÏIt‰Ûªs awesome to be back here in Australia and on the WBR Yamaha team for the 2019 season,‰Û
Jack Kukas (File)

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