News 31 Mar 2017

Yamaha announces AORC bLU cRU Assist program

Assortment of Yamaha riders to benefit from support initiative.

Source: Supplied.

Yamaha Motor Australia will roll out the all-new ‘bLU cRU Assist’ off-road racing initiative at each and every round of the 2017 Yamaha Australian Off-Road Championship (AORC) and the Australian Four Day Enduro (A4DE).

The bLU cRU Assist program aims to provide parts, knowledge and expertise to Yamaha riders junior and Under 19 riders at these selected off-road events throughout the season.

Featuring an equipped race truck stoked with Yamaha parts, bLU cRU Assist will offer emergency parts and accessories on site for the YZ85, YZ125 and the YZ250F four-stroke models.

An experienced race mechanic will also be on hand at each event to offer any technical advice to Yamaha riders and help with any mechanical work required.

According to Yamaha Motor Australia’s motorsport manager Ray Howard, the bLU cRU Assist program is the start of things to come for the future in Australian racing.

“For the past few years, I have been looking for a way to assist the younger riders in off-road,” said Howard. “The ‘bLU cRU Assist’ truck is just the start of several things we have planned for the future.

“In motocross, Yamaha has the world recognised step-up program that has been very successful here in Australia with our supported race teams. Road racing also has something similar in place with its R3 Cup, YRD and YRT supported riders and race teams but there has been no structure like that in off-road.

“The ‘bLU cRU Assist’ truck is there to help riders get through the weekend and know they have the right advice and equipment to get their best result possible.”

Yamaha Motor Australia will debut the all-new bLU cRU Assist program at the season-opening AORC rounds on 8-9 April at Dungog in New South Wales.