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2019 Oceania Motorcycle Technician GP

Yamaha Motor Australia and Yamaha Motor New Zealand are pleased to announce the finalists for the 2019 Yamaha Oceania Motorcycle Technician Grand Prix.

The biannual event aims to incentivise Yamaha’s service technicians by identifying and celebrating the best in the business. Six finalists battle it out in a competition at YMA’s Sydney HQ and the winner represents Oceania on the world state at YMC in Japan.

The six finalists earned their status by participating in the Yamaha Technical Academy (YTA) 2019 Silver Level Training Course and scoring the highest marks in the final questionnaire.

The selection process proved close with 2017 Oceania Technician Grand Prix runner-up, Bevan Holmes from TeamMoto Northside in QLD,  returning to challenge for the number one spot. Following a thorough score check the other successful five finalists are:

Lincoln Brien - Chris Watson Motorcycles, NSW
Turlough Khabibulin - TeamMoto Yamaha Moorooka, QLD
Kurt Grenfell - Cully's Motorcycle Centre, WA
Daniel Feck - Hewitt Motorcycle, NZ
Cleve Nicolle - Coast Yamaha, SA

This year’s MC Tech GP takes place at YMA’s Sydney office in Wetherill Park, NSW on Wednesday 30 October 2019 – media who wish to attend are asked to contact Sean Goldhawk on sean.goldhawk@yamaha-motor.com.au

The winning contestant will represent Oceania at the 2020 Yamaha World Technician Grand Prix at Yamaha Motor Company headquarters in Japan. The Yamaha Motorcycle Technician Grand Prix has been running since 2002, highlighting the skills and celebrating the efforts of YTA technicians across the globe

Yamaha Motor Australia would like to thank all technicians who attended the 2019 YTA Silver Level Training and congratulates the six finalists. The aim of raising the performance level of our techincians is to directly benefit Yamaha customers – the real winners of YMA’s MC Tech GPs...