Both riders confirmed for ProMX and Australian Supercross in 2023.
Reigning Penrite ProMX premier class champion Aaron Tanti and former MX1 title-winner Luke Clout will remain at CDR Yamaha Monster Energy for 2023, both re-signed to compete outdoors and in the Australian Supercross Championship (AUSX) next year.
2022 was a breakout season for Tanti on a 450, joining CDR and displaying speed, consistency and composure when it counted to secure his first national motocross crown.
Tanti was right in the mix in AUSX also, winning round two in Adelaide to enter Newcastle as the joint red plate-holder with Justin Brayton (Honda Racing). He would later fall during the Triple Crown at round three, hitting his head which ruled him out of contention for the remainder of the penultimate stop.
The Queensland-based rider bounced back at Wagga Wagga to close the series by winning the second main event at the venue, finishing second for the round and third in the SX1 standings. Despite his success in season 2022, Tanti approaches the upcoming season motivated to elevate further.
Clout entered 2022 Penrite ProMX as the reigning champion, and commenced his title defence in commanding fashion by taking the overall win at Wonthaggi.
Unfortunately, Clout crashed at round two in Mackay, effectively ending his championship hopes as he sustained a broken leg. His AUSX campaign was also cut short after crashing out during the opening main event at Marvel Stadium, suffering a broken thumb that required surgery.
“We are elated to have both Aaron and Luke back representing the CDR Yamaha Monster Energy Team for 2023. Both have shown over the last two seasons to be the best Australian riders at both motocross and supercross as well as a proven work ethic that delivers success,” said CDR Yamaha team owner Craig Dack.
“We have a range of activities and promotions planned during 2023 for our 30th anniversary. It’s been an honour to represent Yamaha and our long-term partners like FOX, Dunlop, Pro Circuit, Monster and Yamalube for such a long period of time and the sustained success of CDR is something myself and everyone involved with the team over the journey can be proud of.
“We will again surround the riders with the best support network possible and the team can’t wait to get our hands on the new YZ450F as we believe this bike can only elevate the riders and the team in 2023. Winning both championships would be the best way to celebrate our 30th year.”
Both Clout (WSX) and Tanti (SX2) also represented CDR throughout the ‘pilot’ WSX season, however, it’s unclear if the pair will continue in the series next season.