News 6 Jun 2019

Yamaha YZ65 Cup to feature at Wollongong AUS Supercross

Popular junior feature race strengthens round three at WIN Stadium.

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It’s been revealed the highly-popular Yamaha Motor Australia bLU cRU YZ65 Cup will feature in Wollongong’s third round of the 2019 Australian Supercross Championship on 9 November at WIN Stadium.

The feature class will offer 20 youthful riders the incredible experience of racing in front of thousands of supercross fans, with rider to be selected from a mix of current YZ65 owners along with wildcard juniors who don’t currently own the model.

The junior riders get to experience what it’s like to be a professional rider and become guests of Yamaha’s factory race teams, which event promoter Troy Bayliss says will provide valuable insights into professional racing, including mentoring from CDR Yamaha Monster Energy factory riders and owner Craig Dack.

“We are pleased to be able to provide the opportunity for junior girls and boys to experience supercross within an incredible venue like WIN Stadium, and for them to do laps in front of thousands of fans will be something they will remember for a lifetime,” Bayliss explained.

Since releasing the YZ65 in 2018, Yamaha Motor Australia has given many junior riders the opportunity to compete side-by-side within select Australian Supercross Championship events and MX National rounds, including the last year’s Geelong supercross at GMHBA Stadium.

“Our first YZ65 Cup experience at supercross was in Geelong last year and the parents and kids enjoyed the full bLU cRU treatment, and to see so many happy faces and positive feedback we knew we wanted to offer this experience again this year within the Yamaha presented round three of the Australian Supercross Championship at WIN Stadium,” said Yamaha Motor Australia’s national sales and marketing manager Matthew Ferry.

“Spots are limited to 20 lucky riders available to YZ65 owners, plus Yamaha will also offer a few wildcard entries for non YZ65 owners to experience what it’s like to be part of the bLU cRU – it’s a money-can’t-buy experience.”

Further junior championship classes will be announced in the coming weeks. Wollongong’s third round of supercross will also feature the newly-branded Australian Motorcycle Festival, which will take place at Lang Park on 8-10 November.

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