YAMAHA JUNIORS

  Jack Kukas
  15 year old Jack Kukas joins the GYTR Yamaha Junior Racing team for 2017 after a break out 2016. Kukas won the Sunshine State Series in both the 13-15 years 125cc and the 13-14 years 250cc and is out defend both series wins in 2017. He fresh off the injury bench and now back to full speed and fitness, looking to make the most of his last year in junior racing before moving to the professional ranks. 

 

  Levi Rogers
  Blackwater based Levi Rogers makes the drive down for each round of the Airoh Sunshine State Series as he knows this is where he will face his toughest opposition. The 13year old has come on in leaps and bounds after moving onto the bigger bikes and he has slotted in perfectly on the YZ125 and YZ250F after a recent growth spurt. Rogers and Kukas form the GYTR Yamaha Junior Racing Team for 2017 and keep an eye on Rogers as he continues his climb through the ranks.

 

  Jai Walker
 
14 years old Jai Walker has made the move to Yamaha and will be a busy boy piloting the YZ85, YZ125 and YZ250F in this years’ series. Walker won the 2016 series in the 85cc division and now makes the big step up to the 125 and 250cc classes. With the support of Top Gun Yamaha, Walker is loving the new bikes and is expected to do well.

 
YAMAHA SENIORS

  Wade Hunter
  

Wade Hunter elected to sit out the 2017 MX Nationals and enjoy his racing in the Airoh Sunshine State series this season. And just to mix things up, Hunter will be mounted on a YZ450F for the first time and focus on getting the fun back into racing. He will take some time to get back up to speed after a recent foot injury but expect him to come on strong as the series progresses.

 

  Bailey Coxon

 
Long-time Yamaha rider, Bailey Coxon will use the Sunshine State Series as good race practice as he continues to chase the MX Nationals in 2017. The Sunshine State series has proven to be a very successful breeding grounds for professional riders with some of the biggest names in the sport coming through the ranks here in SEQ. Bailey will be mounted on a YZ250F and competing in the Pro Lites class.

 

  The Latimer Brothers

 
Ricky and Lachie Latimer are two of the more exciting riders to watch as they ride with a combination of passion and aggression. Both riders have showed enormous improvement in the past few seasons and with an injury free run would have to be considered contenders for this years’ series. Both will on a YZ250F and will be heard before they are seen with the high revving, take no prisoners, style.

 


Darcy Jones

Jones missed the 2016 season through a hip injury but is back for 2017 and shapes as a very consistent and competent rider in the Pro Open division. Darcy races with plenty of maturity and knows putting good races together is an important ingredient in winning any 18 race championship. Look for Jones to get stronger as the season wears on as he races his way back into shape.

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