News 7 Feb 2011

Yamaha reveals fresh roles Taylor and Beaton in Victoria

Cam Taylor will take over Y-AIM coaching for Yamaha in Victoria this year.

Cam Taylor will take over Y-AIM coaching for Yamaha in Victoria this year.

Experienced multiple national champion Cameron Taylor and young gun Ross Beaton have both taken up high profile roles with Yamaha Victoria for the 2011 season.

Both long time Yamaha riders, Taylor and Beaton will be used in coaching and team management roles respectively and the move continues Yamaha’s position to utilise riders throughout their careers in a variety of roles to develop themselves and future Yamaha riders.

Taylor stood down from professional racing at the end of the 2009 season with a long list of victories under his belt.

That hands on race knowledge leaves him perfectly qualified for his new role as the head coach of Yamaha – Australia’s Institute of Motocross (Y-Aim) in Victoria.

Taylor will take his knowledge on the road in 2011 with a heap of riding schools around the state, catering for anyone from a first time racer to a full time professional.

“I have been looking for something to move into since I stopped racing fulltime and this position with Y-Aim is perfect for me,” Taylor states.

“I get a real kick out of helping riders along in their careers and I still get do to something that I love and enjoy- that’s ride! I have the best of both worlds and have plenty of things planned for my schools.”

Y-aim Victoria kicks off in April with a riding school at the Wonthaggi Circuit on 13 April.

Taylor now joins fellow ex-professional racers, Chris Urquhart, Shane Booth and Shane Metcalfe in the Y-Aim fold with this team of coaches offering the most comprehensive motocross knowledge available.

Meanwhile, Beaton will take up the role of Yamaha Junior Racing manager in Victoria.

Beaton, fresh from his second place overall in the Under 19 class at the MX Nationals in 2010, will impart his racing knowledge on Yamaha’s next generation as he works with his three rider team for the 2011 season.

Beaton relates well to the younger riders and they have plenty to learn from the well travelled racer who will also continue competing himself and passing on the information that only a racer can.

“I was floored when I was offered this position but couldn’t say yes fast enough,” Beaton said. “To have the opportunity to work with talented riders and see them grow will be extremely rewarding and I can’t wait for the season to get under way.”