Yamaha Motor Australia and their three factory supported teams will unleash a seven rider, all Australian line-up to do battle in the MX1 (450cc) and MX2 (250cc) categories for the upcoming Australian Supercross Championship, starting at Jimboomba, this weekend.
The CDR Yamaha, Serco Yamaha and Yamalube Yamaha Racing will be out in full force throughout the six round championship and looking to continue what has already been a successful year for Yamaha in motocross.
All three teams have burnt the midnight oil to prepare for the championship opener at Jimboomba with a quick three week turnaround from the finish of the motocross season. Starting in Jimboomba, the series moves onto Toowoomba, Adelaide and Melbourne before the final double header weekend in Sydney on November 11 and 12.
CDR Yamaha are in the unique position of currently holding the Australian Supercross Championship crown after Dan Reardon won the championship in 2015, as well as the current MX Nationals crown with Dean Ferris winning this years‰Ûª championship just a few weeks ago. Both are Yamaha YZ450F mounted and will be out to take all before them when the lights go on in stadiums across the country.
Reigning champ, Dan Reardon is back in the saddle after undergoing knee surgery that sidelined for the last half of the MX Nationals. Reardon has gone through an extensive rehab program both on and off the bike and now is six weeks back into full training and starting to feel good about his riding. A natural on a supercross track, Reardon is expected to lead the Australian charge against an army of imported riders to contest the championship.
Dean Ferris is juggling his supercross preparation while still in motocross mode as he will represent Australia at the upcoming Motocross of Nations, the week following the Jimboomba event. Ferris, who hasn‰Ûªt raced supercross in some time has adapted quickly to the smaller confines of a supercross track and invested in his own track to ensure he is well prepared.
‰ÛÏBoth riders have been extremely professional in their approach to this championship and are doing everything they can to ensure good results,‰Û