Yamaha Motor

[12.02.13]

Dinsdale And Wilson Form GYTR Yamaha

The GYTR Yamaha MXD team is back for 2013 armed with two new riders and ready for action.

Yamaha's Factory supported Under 19 team will see Jay Wilson join Joel Dinsdale on board Yamaha YZ250F's as the team chases MXD success at the MX Nationals and the Australian Supercross Championships in 2013.

Jay Wilson comes to the team in his final year of in Under 19 motocross competition and looking forward to a big season. Wilson came on strong in the latter half of 2012 and wants to keep the momentum going in 2013 and finish his Under 19 stint successfully. Wilson is a hard worker who puts in on and off the bike and wants to make every post a winner in 2013.

"At the end of 2012, I had to make a call on racing in MX2 with little support or doing my final year in Under 19s with a great team like GYTR Yamaha. It was a pretty easy decision to make and the transition to the Yamaha has been easy so far. The team has worked hard and already given me a lot of support and encouragement and I look forward to having a great year with them," Wilson ends.

After a successful junior career, Mackay based Joel Dinsdale, joins the team as he steps into the senior ranks. Dinsdale has been the standout junior in Australia for the past few years but recognises that all means nothing as he enters professional racing.

"I know it's a big step going from juniors to Under 19s and for me it's not about winning races, it about trying to establish myself as a rider in the class and building my speed, experience and race craft."

"I'm excited to be racing in the MX Nationals and the chance to race on new tracks with an awesome team. I will be working hard to make the most of this opportunity and can't wait for it to get under way," Dinsdale said.

"With Jay in his last year and Joel in his first year, we have a good mix of age and experience," states team technician, Darren Thompson. "I have watched both riders closely over the past 12 months and I'm impressed with the hard work and their ‘never say die' attitude. Both riders have the skill to win races and it's our job to guide them and give them the tools to get the job done."

GYTR Yamaha also welcomes Unit as a team sponsor for 2013. Unit will fit out the team in pit uniform and casual clothing while the riders will wear the Unit branded helmets.

"We look forward to working with Unit for the 2013 season," Thompson continues. "The Unit brand and the GYTR Yamaha team make a solid partnership and coming to an agreement was extremely easy and I'm sure it's the start of a long and successful relationship between us."

Jay Wilson will head to New Zealand in late February to compete in a couple of rounds of the NZ MX championships under the watchful eye of Josh Coppins while Dinsdale will use Queensland's Sunshine State Series as a warm up for the MX Nationals which start on April 14 at Raymond Terrace.

To follow the GYTR Yamaha team on Facebook: www.facebook.com/GYTRYamaha

Credits: Sheree Brown / Shayne Rice

For further information, please contact:

Scott Bishop: sk_bishop@bigpond.com.au