News 26 Nov 2013

Green and McCormack re-sign for Active8 Yamaha off-road team

Team manager AJ Roberts to step down from full-time competition in 2014.

Josh Green will spearhead the Active8 Yamaha team again in 2014. Image: Four Oh Four.

Josh Green will spearhead the Active8 Yamaha team again in 2014. Image: Four Oh Four.

Josh Green and Tom McCormack have re-signed for the Active8 Yamaha team to contest the 2014 off-road season.

Both Green and McCormack turned in impressive seasons in 2013 and both are extremely happy to continue under the leadership of former off-road champion AJ Roberts.

Active8 Yamaha will again focus on the Australian Off-Road Championship(AORC) and the Australian Four-Day Enduro, as well as high profile events such as the Hattah and Finke desert races.

The season gets under way in February with Endurocross before the opening round of the AORC in March.

Green won the Hattah desert race in 2013 as well as a range of podium positions in the AORC and Finke. Despite offers from rival manufacturers, Green elected to continue his relationship with the team and vows to keep the good results rolling along.

“It’s cool to be back with AJ and Active8 Yamaha again for 2014,” Green explained. “The team had a really good vibe about it this year.

With AJ stepping down from racing, a team mechanic added and Yamaha’s new YZ models, it’s going to be a great year for myself and the team.”

McCormack was the big improver in 2013, finishing on the podium in the ultra-competitive E1 class at the A4DE and right in the heat of the battle in the AORC and Hattah.

The Byron Bay resident will again be YZ250F mounted and after sampling the new 2014 YZ250F recently, he can’t wait to get the new season under way. McCormack will also race the Finke desert race on a YZ450F later in the year.

“2013 was my first year working within a team,” he said. “I learned a lot from both AJ and Greeny and my riding made some big gains.

“This year, I have set my goals even higher and with the team we now have in place, the ball is in my court to make those results happen and I will do all I can to put the team up on the podium in 2014.”

Stepping down from full time racing, Roberts has confirmed he will still compete in selected events.