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Wayne Maxwell To Spearhead YRT Racing Assault in 2015

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The Yamaha Racing Team (YRT) with Yamaha Motor Finance (YMF) with Yamaha Motor Insurance (YMI) will unleash a three rider team for the 2015 season, purposely selected to spearhead the racing campaign on the all new Yamaha R1.

YRT with YMI will contest the Australasian Superbike Championship as well as support events at the WSBK and Moto GP throughout the year.

Reigning Australasian Superbike Champion (ASC), Wayne Maxwell and former three time ASBK champion, Glenn Allerton, will join long time Yamaha racer Cru Halliday, on high powered team as they contest the Australasian Superbike Championship in 2015 and debut the new machine.

Maxwell comes to YRT with YMI as the number 1 plate holder after his successful 2014 season. Maxwell is no stranger to Yamaha and has raced for Yamaha at selected international events in recent times. He was attracted to the Yamaha fold because of the professional setup of the YRT crew and also the opportunity to ride the new R1.

‰ÛÏMy decision to come to Yamaha was an easy one as the team produces a great bike, has a good atmosphere and is at the races to win,‰Û
Cru Halliday is back with YRT after taking huge strides forward in 2014
Glenn Allerton has worked with YRT in previous years as a guest rider on the factory team but now comes on as a full time member in 2015. Allerton finished his 2014 championship run in fourth place despite having knee surgery after round two of this years‰Ûª championship but he finished the year out strongly regaining full speed and fitness.

Allerton is a three time Australian Superbike Champion, a rare feat in Australian road racing and is revitalised for the 2015 season.

‰ÛÏI have worked with John, Kevin and the YRT team in the past and know just how professional and dedicated the effort is." Allerton commented. "Yamaha has long been seen as the benchmark in Australia and now armed with a new R1, I think we are all in for an exciting season.

‰ÛÏI‰Ûªm 100% fit and ready to challenge for this years‰Ûª championship. I‰Ûªm really happy to be with Yamaha and my goal is to get the number 1 plate on my R1."
Glenn Allerton is excited about joining YRT and riding the new R1
Cru Halliday continues his growth with Yamaha after an encouraging 2014 season. Halliday showed true speed and determination throughout the year and battled bravely against some of the biggest names in the sport. With another year under his belt of racing the elite level and with the new R1 underneath him, Halliday will be seen as a legitimate contender in the new season.

‰ÛÏI have really enjoyed racing in the Superbike class and racing against the best as certainly helped me develop as a rider." Halliday commented. "It‰Ûªs an exciting time at Yamaha with the new bike and it has breathed plenty of energy into the team.

"It takes some time to get a handle on new bikes, but I‰Ûªm confident the team will be able to get the bike sorted very quickly and we will be more than competitive from round one,‰Û

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