News 18 Feb 2014

New YZ250F "perfect" for Hollis in Enduro-X trim

Championship leader hails 2014 model Yamaha YZ250F.

Image: Fourohfour.

Image: Fourohfour.

CDR Yamaha’s Chris Hollis has credited Yamaha’s 2014 YZ250F following his second consecutive Enduro-X Nationals victory in Sydney last Saturday night.

Hollis, who returns to the Yamaha fold for the first time since 2011 this year, was flawless in a rain-affected second round at Valvoline Raceway, piecing together a 2-1-2 scorecard for the overall.

The result was a pivotal one for the popular Port Macquarie resident, stretching a handy 13-point advantage in the standings with just one round remaining. Despite his buffer, Hollis and the CDR Yamaha outfit will remain focused on a final win to cap off the series.

“What a crazy night,” Hollis reflected. “It had been threatening to rain all day then it starts when the shootout is lining up. The rain certainly made the course tricky and meant that all out aggression wasn’t the way to get around.

“I just focused on getting good starts to keep clear vision and making no mistakes as you can never go as fast after you have crashed in the mud. I made plenty of mistakes but was able to keep it on two wheels and finish in a good place every race.

“The YZ250F was again perfect in these conditions and I really enjoy riding the 250F in these Enduro X events. We have one round to go in Melbourne at the end of the month so myself and the CDR Yamaha team will keep working as anything can happen at these races.”

Calder Park Raceway’s third and final round of the season will take place in Melbourne on Sunday, 2 March.