It’s been over 18 months in the making and the longest pre season in history, but national motocross will roar back to life this weekend as the newly named, Pro MX (Australian Motocross Championship) gets underway at the popular Wonthaggi circuit in Gippsland Victoria.
CDR Yamaha will hit round one all systems go with both riders fighting fit and desperate to make the 2021 season their own in the premier MX1 (450cc) division. Luke Clout returned to the team after a stint in the USA in 2020 and has picked up where he left off while Hayden Mellross has put an injury riddled year behind him and is back up and firing on all cylinders
Team owner, Craig Dack, has been vocal and confident in his 2021 line up in the lead up to the series with both riders in their physical and mental prime for motocross. On top of that, the team have the YZ450F working perfectly and are confident of a good start to the year on a tough and challenging track.
“I think I speak on behalf of everyone in Australian motocross when I say that I can’t wait to go racing this weekend,” Dack begins. “2020 had challenges in so many ways but it’s so good to finally get past a lot of that stuff and actually get some bikes back on the track at a national level and go racing.”
“The team is in great shape with not many changes over the time. Our long term and loyal sponsors have stayed with us and the YZ450F was relatively unchanged from 2020 to 2021 so we are ready to go.”
“Both riders are fit and prepared well so it’s just a matter of getting a round under our belts, so how things stack up and get to work on chasing the 2021 Pro MX Championship.”