The finishing touches have been done to the race bikes, the team stickers applied and the riders are 100% fit and ready to go as Yamaha Racing hits the opening round of the Australian Off-Road Championship this weekend at Kilkivan, in Queensland.
It‰Ûªs been a long six months since the last round of the 2015 series but the time has allowed riders to heal and also valuable testing and development to be done as the Yamaha teams and riders approach the 2016 season.
Chris Hollis will again spearhead the CDR Yamaha campaign in 2016. Mounted on the all new Yamaha WR450F, Hollis is an experienced rider who knows what it takes to win the AORC. Despite some injuries during the 2015 season, Hollis proved he had the speed and skill to match anyone and heads into the 2016 season as a major contender for outright and E2 honours.
Tom McCormack returns to the team for 2016. McCormack has worked hard over the off season as he recovered from major injuries sustained last year but feels he is in good shape and well prepared for the opening round.
‰ÛÏWe are entering the opening round in pretty good shape,‰Û