Yamaha Racing will boast a huge presence at the 40th running of the Australian Four Day Enduro (A4DE) to be conducted this week around the Cessnock region in the Hunter Valley, NSW.
In addition to Yamaha Motor Australia‰Ûªs continued backing of the prestigious off road event as the naming rights sponsor, Yamaha will field a large contingent of supported riders at the event, competing in a wide range of classes, across a variety of Yamaha race weapons.
Active8 Yamalube Yamaha
Yamaha Australia‰Ûªs Official Off Road Race team, Active8 Yamalube Yamaha, will be at full strength with a three rider team and a ready to capitalise on the positive start the team as made this year.
Experienced campaigner and multi time A4DE champion, Josh Green, will spearhead the team as he chases more success, this time in the E2 class on his 450cc machine. Green has made a good start to the year and has his goals set high for a good result at Cessnock.
Alongside him in E2 will be rising off road star, Wil Ruprecht. Ruprecht is the current E1 (250cc) AORC champion but this year has made the step up to the premier E2 division and isn‰Ûªt intimidated lining up against the established off-road heroes. Despite recently returning to action from a shoulder injury, Ruprecht will be one to watch at this years‰Ûª event.
Former motocross champ, Luke Styke, is making his A4DE debut at Cessnock. Making the switch from motocross to off road has proven to be a wise choice for Styke as he won the opening round of the Australian Off- Road Championship in Queensland last month, but the four day will present more than a few challenges for Styke.
bLU cRU Support
The bLU cRU support truck will again be in attendance the entire week at Cessnock offering part availability and expertise for Yamaha riders, especially the younger riders, throughout the week. Pitted in the Blu Cru rig will also be the current EJ (Under 19) champion, Michael Driscoll, who continues to turn heads as he shows real promise in off road racing.