Bayley Clancy in action on his YZ85
Brendon Walther's YZ250F


17 Mar 2015

The 2015 NSW Motocross Championships kicked off over the weekend with the first of five rounds that will competed this year. Hosted by the Cessnock club, riders were greeted with a well prepped track that had soaked up some rain in the days leading up, leaving it in prime condition for racing. The rain stayed away for the most part throughout the weekend, with only a few showers that blew through quickly not affecting the track conditions too dramatically.

Brendon Walther returned to racing only one week prior to this event after recovering from a broken ankle suffered in late 2014 and he hit the track charging. The four month break from riding hardly showed with solid 2-2-2 results on his YZ 125 for a second place overall. He continued the strong performance on day two with another second place finish to be back up by a third. Unfortunately he suffered an issue which forced him to retire from the final moto costing him a place on the podium.

Brendon was happy with his return to racing. “Overall I’m really happy with this weekend, it’s great to be back racing again and I really just wanted to stay upright and be on the podium.  It’s the first time we have raced the longer 15 min motos so it was good to get a feel for the slightly longer races. My bikes feel great and I’m just pumped I can start riding properly now and get even more ready for round two.”

This weekend was new YJR recruit Bayley Clancy’s first major event since joining the team. He rode well and shook off some nerves early with a fourth place finish in the first moto. The next two didn’t quite go to plan going down in the first turn in race two and getting tangled up on the start of race three, resulting in 14-8 finishes. Although the results weren’t what he’d like he felt good on the bike and was happy to get round one out of the way. “I’m a bit disappointed in my starts today, but I’ll keep working on them. I’m loving my YZ 85 and it was good to get a fourth in the first race, it just shows how important the starts are. I’m excited to be on the team and I’m looking forward to round two.”

YJR NSW will line up for round two of the NSW Motocross Championships on May 2&3. To follow Yamaha Junior Racing on Facebook,

NSW Yamaha Junior Racing would like to thank the following for their continued support: Yamaha Motor Australia, Fox, Motul, Pirelli, GYTR, Yamaha Genuine Parts & Accessories, RK Chains, JT Sprockets, Vortex Handlebars, Domino, Acerbis and Motokit Graphics.


NSW Motocross Championships Rd 1

9-U12yrs 85cc
1. Reid Taylor
2. Blake Hollis
3. Tyran Tomich

8. Bayley Clancy (YJR)

15yrs 125cc
1. Cooper Pozniak
2. Brendon Walther (YJR)
3. Jacob Buckman

15yrs 250cc
1. Cooper Pozniak
2. Lachlan Torpy
3. Jake McGlashan

9. Brendon Walther (YJR) 

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