News 18 Aug 2014

CDR delivers dual A4DE podiums for Yamaha

Milner and Hollis place YZ and WR models inside the top three.

Image: Fourohfour.

Image: Fourohfour.

CDR Yamaha featured its two riders, Daniel Milner and Chris Hollis, on the 2014 Yamaha Australian Four-Day Enduro Outright and E2 podiums on board entirely different packages in a milestone achievement for the second-year off-road operation.

While A4DE winner Milner pilots the motocross-based YZ450F prepared in enduro trim, fellow multiple-time AORC title winner Hollis has proven the ever-versatile WR450F can compete at the pointy-end with third overall.

For CDR Yamaha team owner Craig Dack, a second consecutive victory for Milner in the prestigious event signifies an unbeaten Four-Day run since CDR took charge of Yamaha’s off-road program.

“This is our second year in off road and we still have a lot to learn about this style of racing,” Dack explained. “Thankfully with riders like Daniel and Chris, as well as Stefan Merriman before that, we have been able to work with determined and talented riders who pass on as much knowledge to us as we pass onto them.

“Both Dan and Chris did an amazing job this week. On two totally different bikes, both riders proved just how good they are and what they can achieve. I couldn’t be prouder of the way they conducted themselves during the week and the results they got as well as the hard work and commitment everyone on the CDR Yamaha team puts in. This is what all that work adds up to and it makes the long hours testing and in the workshop worthwhile.

“I’m genuinely hooked on the Four-Day experience and as a company, Yamaha are the driving force behind off road in Australia with people like Steven Cotterell, Ray Howard and Peter Payne passionate about racing and the 4ADE. Thanks to Yamaha and our band of sponsors, most of which have been with us for years. I hope they can share in this victory also.”

Milner will now zero in on his second consecutive Outright crown when the Australian Off-Road Championship (AORC) continues at Heathcote, Victoria, on 6-7 September.