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Yamaha’s 2022 National Title Haul: 22!

1 year ago | Words: Andy Wigan | Photos: YMA, Foremost Media

You can’t accuse Yamaha Australia of resting on their laurels when it comes to supporting race teams (and race series, for that matter!) across a variety of motorcycle racing disciplines. And in season 2022, that support paid handsome dividends: 22 national title wins, to be precise! Here’s the PR from YMA’s Motorsport Division, proudly detailing this year’s memorable achievements…

Yamaha Motor Australia amassed an impressive 22 national championships in the 2022 racing season and will go down as one of the more successful years for bLU cRU riders and teams. Across the three major racing disciplines of motocross, off-road and road racing, Yamaha – via their professional and dedicated riders, teams and families – had a year to remember and proved the high performance and quality of the YZ-, WR- and R-series race weapons from Yamaha.

Yamaha unearthed some serious talent in 2022, highlighted with the coming of age of Aaron Tanti, the revelations of Charli Cannon and Kyron Bacon, as well as the re-emergence of YRT with Mike Jones showcasing exactly what the Yamaha R1M is capable of. Yamaha has some of the best junior talent in the country with Jake Cannon and Heath Davy claiming national crowns in motocross, as well as a clean sweep of the development classes at ASBK and AORC.

In addition to the success on the track, Yamaha Australia has again been involved in a range of activities to promote riding and working in the motorcycle industry. The YZ65 Cup continues to be a popular activation that gives kids all around the country the chance to compete at high-profile, national events and on the same tracks as their heroes. Two rounds of the YZ65 Cup were raced at the ProMX, while a round was also run in conjunction with the Newcastle round of the Australian Supercross Championship.

The Yamalube Technician experience kicked off in 2022 where eight lucky dealership-based mechanics got the opportunity to work with Yamaha’s professional motocross teams at the final ProMX round at Coolum, as well as at the Adelaide round of Australian Supercross. The knowledge and experience gained by these technicians will only be a benefit back in the dealership and it’s an initiative YMA will continue in the future.

The Oceania Junior Cup (OJC) continues to grow and has proven to be the perfect introductory class for young riders aspiring to race on the pavement. The combined YMA, Ficeda and Motorcycling Australia effort introduced another 20 riders to the sport and the excitement factor is at an all-time high in the OJC pit paddock.

“2022 has been a huge year of racing with Yamaha teams contesting nearly 30 national events this year. After the last two years with Covid, it was certainly back to full throttle as teams and riders crossed the country chasing national championships,” begins Yamaha Motorsport Manager, Scott Bishop. “All our riders and teams hit the season fully motivated and committed to producing their best, and this year has been nothing short of stunning in the success they have achieved.

“I would personally like to thank the riders, families, team managers and team members, as well as Yamaha Australia’s corporate partners we have across our racing division for their support and investment, as achieving the results we have this season, is from the effort and sacrifices that everyone involved makes. We simply couldn’t do it without you.

“I would also like to pass on my thanks to Yamaha’s Australian management who continue to be the biggest supporters of racing in Australia, both from a race team as well as event sponsorship perspective. Yamaha always has been and always will be passionate about racing as it is a big part of the company’s history and Yamaha Australia continues to be the fuel that drives racing in Australia.

“We look forward to getting things underway in 2023 with a series of team and rider announcements due out in the coming weeks,” Bishop went on to say.

2022 YAMAHA RACING HONOUR BOARD


AORC

1st Kyron Bacon – Outright

1st Kyron Bacon – E1 (250cc)

1st Josh Green – E2 (450cc)

1st Jess Gardiner – EW

1st Danielle McDonald – JG

1st Davey Gear – 15 years J4

1st Ollie Gear – 13-14 years J3

1st Marcus Nowland – 12-15 years 85 J2

1st Harley Hutton – 9-11 years 85 J1

A4DE

1st Kyron Bacon – Outright

1st Kyron Bacon – E1

1st Josh Green – E2

1st Jess Gardiner – EW

ASBK

1st Mike Jones – SBK

1st John Lytras – 600cc Supersport

1st Cameron Dunker – 300cc Supersport

1st Cameron Dunker – R3 Cup

1st Harrison Watts -– OJC

ProMX

1st Aaron Tanti – MX1 (CDR Yamaha)

1st Charlie Cannon – MXW (Yamalube Yamaha Racing)

2nd Rhys Budd – MX2 (Yamalube Yamaha Racing)

3rd Bailey Malkiewicz – MX2 (Serco Yamaha)

ASX

2nd Cole Thompson – SX2 (Serco Yamaha)

3rd Aaron Tanti – SX1 (CDR Yamaha)

AJMX

1st Heath Davy – 9-11 years 85cc

1st Jake Cannon – 13-14 years 125cc

2nd Seth Burchell – 15 years 125cc

2nd Deegan Fort – 10-12 65cc

2nd Danielle McDonald – Junior Girls

3rd Jake Cannon – 13-14 years 250cc

3rd Kobe Drew – 15 years 250cc

3rd Heath Davy – 10-12 years 65cc

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