Entering its 20th year since inception, and the 15th year as a national development program, GYTR Yamaha Junior Racing shows no signs of slowing down and will power on to greater heights in 2021.With a massive 13 rider line up spreading all the way from the 65ccc division, to the newly formed MX3 class at the Pro MX, GYTR Yamaha Junior Racing will again lead the way in rider development as well as show case the high performance and comprehensive range of Yamaha motorcycles for up and coming stars.
Continuing with a hands-on, state by state support program that allows riders and families to work with team managers, many of whom are ex-professional racers and coaches, Yamaha Junior Racing has always proven to be a pathway to success with a long list of riders progressing through the program and onto a career in racing.
The 2021 rider roster is as follows.
Deegan Fort: 65cc / 85cc small wheel
Jake Rumens: 85cc big wheel/ 125cc
Manager: Peter Strickland
Ryder Woodrow: 65cc/ 85cc small wheel
Wil Carpenter: 85cc / 125cc
Manager: Shane Metcalfe
Jay Jennings: 65cc / 85cc small wheel
Angus Pearce: 125cc/ 250cc
Manager: Brody Jennings
Jobe Dunne: 65cc/ 85cc small wheel
Pat Martinn: 125cc/ 250cc
Manager: Cameron Taylor
Kayd Kingsford: 85cc big wheel /125cc
Ryder Kingsford: 125cc / 250cc
Manager: Darren Thompson
Jake Cannon: 85cc big wheel / 125cc
Kobe Drew: 125cc/ 250cc
Jackson Camilleri: 250cc MX3
Each rider is asked to contest the local series in their region, their state motocross championships as well the pinnacle of junior racing, the week-long Australian Junior Motocross Championships held in the last week of September each year.
Having 13 riders on the track requires a significant investment from not just Yamaha Motor Australia and its products like Yamalube, GYTR, YMF and YMI, but also from Ficeda Accessories who also are 100% behind the team with the help of first class companies like SCOTT, Just 1, Dunlop and DID.
The Yamaha Junior Racing Team has become a main stay in racing for nearly two decades now and its testament to Yamaha Motor Australia for their passion and dedication to racing. It was also the pioneer of the step-up program that Yamaha uses throughout the world to fast track talented and aspiring young racers to the top of their discipline.
2021 promises to be another exciting year for the team with a full calendar back in place in all states and a dozen overly enthusiastic and energetic dirt bike racers desperate to be back on the race track and doing what they love.