The Yamaha factory supported GYTR under 19s team is excited to kick of the 2012 Monster Energy MX Nationals this coming weekend at Conondale Qld.
With the first round of racing in the team‰Ûªs home state of Queensland, both Shaun Redhead and Sam Martin will be looking to impress and start the season of on a positive note heading into the 9 round series.
Returning to the team for his third straight season, Redhead will be looking to make the most of his final season in the development class before he steps up to the Pro ranks next year. Coming off a bit of break after missing the 2011 Supercross season due to Injury , Redhead is firing on all cylinders and ready to make his mark in 2012.
"I missed a bit of racing last year but as soon as I was able to ride again, I got stuck into my preparations for this year," Redhead said. "Testing and training have been going well and the team has again presented some great bikes."
Redhead finished third in last year‰Ûªs championship behind Errol Willis and his former GYTR team mate, Luke Arbon. With both of these riders moving up to the MX2 class for this season, Redhead will head into 2012 as one of the big favourites to take home the championship and with his excitement for the tracks and longer moto‰Ûªs that lay ahead will be hard to beat in the points race come the final round at Coolum.
"I'm also excited by the tracks we will race on this year. There is a good range of tracks from hard pack to sand and the return of the longer races is cool. It's going to be a great season," stated last years