Active 8 Yamaha Yamalube Racing dominate at Qld Pony Express opener
The Active8 Yamaha Yamalube racing team dominating the opening round of the Husaberg Queensland Pony Express Series held at Mt. Tamborine over the weekend, marking the occasion as the first competitive event on the all-new 2012 WR450F.
Jarrod Bewley teamed with Josh Green in the Pro class while AJ Roberts took on the Ironman class and the team came away with two impressive class wins and the outright victory.
The trail loop was 17 minutes long and filled with sandy whoops, mud, swamp, rocks and plenty of open spaces.
With little time for testing the 2012 WR450Fs, the team raced a near-standard bike personalised to suit each rider. The result reflected the performance of the bike and the team is more than happy with how the new WR performed in race conditions.
“It was a tough race yesterday,” stated Team Manager, AJ Roberts. “There was lot of mud and swamp-like conditions and it was a hot, humid day so it was a real workout for both the bikes and the riders. But I’m happy on both fronts as the bikes handled everything thrown at them and our riders are all in good shape.”
“It was a great hit out for the upcoming AORC rounds as we have a good handle on the bikes and I think we are well placed entering the national season,” AJ signs off.
Jarrod Bewley also came away impressed with the new bike and believes it will play an important part in achieving his goals for 2012.
“To me, the bike is just really comfortable and easy to ride at pace. The chassis is super stable and though we’ve done almost nothing to the motor, it’s already fast and competitive. The Queensland race was a good start for us and I think we can take plenty from it and continue to improve as a team.”
The Active8 Yamaha Yamalube race team will now focus their preparations on the opening round of the Yamaha AORC (Australian Off Road Championship) on March 10 at Dungog.