After years of battling away in the racing seen, the Echuca based Yamaha shop were rewarded with more support from Yamaha Australia and given the opportunity to fly the Yamaha flag in the MXD (U19) class as the official supported team in 2018. It was a huge step forward for the team but a well-deserved reward for a dedicated crew of people who put their heart and soul into racing.
And didn’t they step up! The team claimed a 1-2 finish in the MXD class at the MX Nationals and then went on to win a world junior championship with Bailey Malkiewicz at the controls. It was a huge year for the team and one that will be hard to replicate by the WBR crew are always hard at it and trying to improve.
In the ultimate test of race on Sunday, sell on Monday, the WBR Bulk Nutrients Yamaha team will utilise what they learn on the race track and be able to inject that into their business and their customers to provide knowledge that most dealerships can’t match.
For 2019, the team will have NZ champ, Max Purvis teamed with Queensland young gun, Jack Kukas as the pilots on their YZ250F’s and again will be looking for that magical 1-2 in national championships.
Travis Whitten / Nathan Whitten / Jack Arnold / Peter Whitten
Riders: Max Purvis / Alex Larwood