News 30 Aug 2016

Yamaha celebrating bLU cRU's remarkable MXN sweep

Manufacturer claims four out of five titles at Coolum.

Image: Alex Gobert (Foremost Media).

Image: Alex Gobert (Foremost Media).

Yamaha Motor Australia are celebrating a remarkable sweep of bLU cRU riders claiming four out of five championships that were decided at Coolum’s Motul MX Nationals finale on August 27-28.

The manufacturer earned Australian titles in the MX1, MX2, MXD and MXR (Rookies) categories, narrowly missing out in the Woman’s class to make it a clean-sweep of five championships.

CDR Yamaha’s Dean Ferris was awarded the premier MX1 Australian championship following a faultless weekend, claiming Superpole and tying on points for the overall victory.

The kid from Kyogle came from six points behind series leader Kirk Gibbs (KTM Factory Motocross Racing), to holding a six-point advantage over him at the conclusion of the weekend.

In the MX2 category, DPH Yamaha’s Jed Beaton displayed a commanding performance to wrap up his first Australian title in the professional ranks, making it the fourth consecutive year that the Yamaha YZ250F has won the division.

Yamalube Yamaha Racing’s Mitch Evans captured victory in the MXD championship in what was his second attempt at the title, while Yamaha Junior Racing’s Cody Dyce was crowned the MXR (Rookies) champion following three strong and consistent rounds.

“What an amazing performance by our Yamaha riders and teams,” stated Yamaha’s motorsport manager, Ray Howard.

“Congratulations to the riders and the team members for each respective championship and for their hard work and dedication throughout the year.” He added. “Winning a championship like this is no fluke and the success is reflected in the efforts of the riders and teams.”

Yamaha’s bLU cRU riders will now look towards the Australian Supercross Championship which will see CDR Yamaha’s Daniel Reardon defend his title in the premier SX1 category.