News 7 Dec 2016

Yamalube Yamaha Racing signs Pozniak and Dyce

MXD champion team takes on two new riders for 2017.

Source: Supplied.

Source: Supplied.

Yamalube Yamaha Racing will sport an all-new rider roster for 2017 with Cooper Pozniak and Cody Dyce joining the development squad ahead of the upcoming season.

Following a strong third place rookie season in the MXD category as a privateer contender, 17-year-old Pozniak is honoured to move onto the 2016 championship winning team.

“It’s the goal of every rider to be on a factory supported team so to get the opportunity to ride for this team is pretty awesome,” Pozniak said. “I see how the team works and present themselves and it’s a real honour to represent them in 2017.

“I haven’t spent much time on the YZ250F but its resent history in winning championships is impressive. It has dominated the MX2 and MXD classes for the past two seasons and I’m loving the bike already after just a couple of quick rides.

“I spent a couple of days with the team in Queensland just getting to know the bike and everyone is so motivated. I can’t wait to get started in 2017.”

Victorian youngster, Dyce, has been a part of Yamaha’s step up program for five years, chalking up multiple junior titles on his way to the big leagues.

“I’m really excited and motivated for the coming season,” said Dyce. “I have finished with junior racing and I’m happy with what I have been able to achieve but now things get serious and all my past results mean nothing.

“Yamaha have been amazing to deal with and represent over the past five years and to join the Yamalube Yamaha team for my first year in senior racing is awesome. I have worked with the guys before and they have assisted me in juniors so it’s a good step to take and one that I’m really comfortable with.

“They have a great track record in winning championships and I hope to learn as much from them as possible and continue to develop as a racer.”

Both Pozniak and Dyce will contest the 2017 Motul MX Nationals series in the MXD category before moving up to the SX2 class for the 2017 Australian Supercross Championship.