Alex Larwood is back for SA-YJR in 2015
Thomas Larwood makes the step up to the YZ125 for next season

SA-YJR Announce 2015 Rider Line-Up

12 Nov 2014

Coming off a very successful 2014 season with the team claiming four SA junior motocross championships and a podium at the Australian Junior Nationals, the SA- YJR team are excited to announce their rider line up for the coming season.

With Nick Day taking both 125 and 250F state junior motocross titles in his final year of junior racing, we unfortunately say goodbye to him and wish him all the best as he moves onto his senior career. Nick did in excellent job for SA YJR and was a huge contributor to the team in 2014, giving us our best season yet.

"I have had a great two years on the SA YJR team,” Nick sates. Our team manager, Shane Metcalfe, has helped me become a better rider both on and off the bike and couldn't have done it without him and all the teams sponsors and support. I have had the best bikes over the past few years which has also helped me and I now look forward to senior racing in 2015,” said a happy Nick Day.

But as one rider departs our team, a new rider moves in. Young gun, Taj Gow Smith joins the team on board a Small Wheel YZ85cc in the 9-U12 years’ class. He will join forces with Thomas and Alex Larwood for a three rider team and the two brothers will share the experience with Taj and help him blend into the team.

"I am so excited about joining the SAYJR team for 2015,” Taj said. “To be team mates with the Larwoods’ is cool and I can’t wait to go racing and training with them.  Having Shane Metcalfe as our team manager will be great as he is full of knowledge and skill which he passes onto his riders," said an excited young Taj.

Thomas will step up onto the YZ125 where he has shown great form at recent local races and with a solid pre-season he should be ready to rumble in 2015. Alex will remain in the 9-U12 years 85cc class on his YZ85 where he will try a set out to defend his 2014 title.

I‘m really excited to see what 2015 brings us,” Metcalfe explains. “Coming off such a successful year it is going to be really hard to keep the standard high but the three riders we have will work hard and give it their all which is why they are on the team in the first place.

“It is sad to see Nick head off into seniors but I will continue to help him out with coaching and training to try and make his transition easy and smooth. Thanks to all our sponsors in 2014 and we look forward to working with them again next season,” Metcalfe ends.

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