Home' Sunraysia Daily : motors09012016 Contents Sunraysia Daily Saturday, January 9, 2016
Reardon returns to CDR Yamaha
AFTER an outstanding
comeback season that
included winning the
year old Dan Reardon
has recommitted to
the powerhouse CDR
Yamaha team for the
2016 motocross and
supercross season and
armed with the world
to racing in 2015
was nothing short of
remarkable. With next
to no time to prepare,
Reardon took up an
opportunity to ride with
the CDR Yamaha team
and by the second round
of the MX Nationals, he
rewarded them with a
He continued to shake
the rust off during the
MX Nationals, finally securing
a round win at Nowra and the
comeback was gaining serious
momentum. Reardon rounded out
the MX Nationals in sixth place.
With confidence growing and back
in the swing of racing, Reardon
hit the Australian Supercross
Championship ready to roll and
just six rounds later, he was
holding the championship trophy
“I really enjoyed racing this year
and it feels new and exciting to
me again,” Reardon enthuses. “I’m
just motivated to go racing again
and I didn’t want the 2015 season
to end. The CDR Yamaha team
took a chance on me and believed
in me so I’m glad I will race with
them again in 2016 and continue
this amazing chapter in my life.
“The environment at CDR
Yamaha is great and the team
members are not just my work
colleagues but also my mates so it
makes going to the races so much
fun. We also have an amazing bike
in the YZ450F.
“For the first time in a long
time, I’m actually looking forward
to getting stuck into some good,
hard pre- season training. In 2015
I was way under prepared for the
MX Nationals, but now with our
deal done and our direction set, I
believe I can improve my results
in motocross and still be a better
rider in supercross.
“Winning both the
motocross and the supercross
championships aren’t out of the
question,” Reardon warns.
Reardon will join Dean Ferris at
CDR Yamaha for 2016 to complete
the rider line up. Ferris will be
racing back in Australia after four
years competing in the World
Motocross Championship. The
Reardon / Ferris combination
has team owner, Craig Dack,
anticipating big things in 2016.
“ For 2016 we have assembled
two riders that have had success
on the world stage, have a
tremendous work ethic and are
ultra-professional in the way they
prepare and conduct themselves.
And they know how to ride a
motorcycle fast,” Dack states.
“ Dan impressed me this year.
He got off the couch less than
a month before the start of the
a few obstacles
during the year
rewarded us with an
has the fire and
motivation to improve
and I feel his best
years are still ahead
“He is a natural at
supercross and had
success in the US and
is now a three time
but he is also a very
fast motocross racer
and also a good test
rider so he will be
a great asset to the
team and together
with Dean, we expect
season on and off the
track,” Dack ends.
Reardon will take a little time
off over Christmas to assess a
shoulder injury sustained at the
final round of the Australian
while Ferris will head across to
New Zealand to work with Josh
Coppins as he prepares to take
on the New Zealand Motocross
Championships starting in late
The first official outing in
Australia for the team will be
the opening round of the MX
Nationals held in Victoria on April
3, in Horsham, Victoria.
For all your Yamaha enquiries
contact Mildura Motorcyles LMCT
8145 at 733 15th St, Mildura,
phone 5023 2046 or visit www.
THE Australian Trucking Association (ATA) is calling
for all road users to slow down and take regular
rest breaks over the holidays.
ATA Chief Executive Christopher Melham said
Santa was the only one with an excuse to hurry
“With long traffic queues and festive events
to get to, many people feel pressured to drive
faster or for longer periods in order to get to their
destination sooner. But it’s much better to arrive
safely than to speed towards an accident,” Mr
“Fatigue management is also essential, with big
meals and long days making it easy to feel sleepy
behind the wheel.
“Stick to the speed limit and avoid driving when
tired. Share the trip with another qualified driver,
and pull over for breaks when you need them.”
Mr Melham asked trucking operators and drivers
to be mindful of holiday road users, and schedule in
extra time to account for traffic delays.
“Christmas is one of the busiest times of year for
many trucking businesses, and it’s also one of the
busiest times on the road. Make sure your driver
schedules have plenty of time to account for heavy
traffic conditions,” he said.
“We remind professional drivers to be patient
and share the road safely - with many people
driving unfamiliar roads or towing a boat or caravan
for the first time all year, it’s particularly important
to watch out for other motorists and leave plenty of
space between you and the vehicle in front.
The ATA has also shared a holiday safety
message as part of its animated Safety Truck video
series, which recommends a few simple tips for
motorists to help make everyone’s holiday safer:
Stay out of heavy vehicle blind spots. If you sit in
the blind spots immediately behind a truck or close
to the left passenger door, the driver may not know
you are there. Cutting in front of a truck can also
put you in the forward blind spot.
Don’t cut in front of trucks as they slow for
traffic lights or when you’re out on the highway.
A truck needs a greater distance to stop than you
expect, because they are much heavier than cars.
Don’t overtake trucks when they are turning.
Trucks often need to turn from the centre lane at
intersections and corners, so stay well back.
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