One of CDR Yamaha’s winningest riders, Jay Marmont, will be the special guest of the CDR Yamaha Monster Energy Team at round two of the ProMX at Appin this weekend.The appearance of Marmont at the Appin round is the first of many celebrations CDR Yamaha will undertake for 2023 as they celebrate their 30th year of operation
Marmont, who lives in Wollongong and not far from the Appin circuit, raced for the CDR Yamaha team for five seasons, from 2008 to 2011 and then again in 2014. In that time, he amassed an incredible four MX National championship and one Australian Supercross Championship with the team and on the YZ450F. In that four-year reign of MX National championships from 2008 to 2011, Marmont was nearly unstoppable as he raced with passion and determination that defines a very special athlete.
“It will be great to have Jay as a guest of the team for the Appin round,” offers team owner, Craig Dack. “Over the five years of working together not only Jay and the team bonded closely but also his family and I’m sure we all have many happy memories of our time and success together.
“Jay developed not only into a sensational rider, but also a champion of our sport. While we have kept in contact over the years, it will be our honour to have him and his family as the special guests of CDR and celebrate our 30th anniversary with him,” Dack ends.
For Marmont, the years with CDR Yamaha were the most memorable of his career and established a resume that will take some beating in the future. He joined the sports legends of Stephen Gall and Craig Dack as the only four-time MX National champions after clinching the championship in 2011.
“It was exciting to get the call from Craig and be invited out to the Appin round of the ProMX as a guest of CDR. The team has a long and proud history and I’m grateful that I was able to play my part in making the team as successful as it has been,” Marmont begins.
“I raced for plenty of teams, both here and in the US, and CDR Yamaha was the best in terms of people, professionalism and dedication. That four-year run of winning the MX Nationals is something I cherish and look back on fondly and its cool that it’s still recognised today.
“I’m looking forward to spending the day back with the motocross community and seeing a heap of fans support the riders. I’m friends with both Luke Clout and Aaron Tanti, so I will also be cheering them on and hoping to see both up front and carrying on the CDR Yamaha success.”
Action starts at 8am on Sunday March 19. Marmont will be at the CDR Yamaha Monster Energy Team truck throughout the day signing posters and also have his 2014 YZ450F on display.