Jacob Wright with CDR Yamaha for 2015
CDR Yamaha have announced the signing of up and coming MX1 star, Jacob Wright, to the factory Yamaha team for the 2015 season.
Jacob Wright has proven to be a revelation in the MX1 class since the taking up a guest ride with the CDR Yamaha during the MX National season, storming home in the final rounds of the championship highlighted with race wins and podium positions.
Wright finished an impressive fifth place overall in the 2014 MX Nationals and has gelled well with the factory Yamaha outfit. His signature for the 2015 season was merely a formality with both parties reaching an agreement during the final round of the MX Nationals at Coolum.
“Getting the opportunity to work with the CDR team as a guest rider has been amazing and now to represent them in 2015 is a dream that I have long chased. I have never realised how important it is to have the right people around me but since working with the CDR team, my results have improved and just as importantly, I really enjoy my time at the track.
“It is a privilege to race for the best race team in Australia and I can’t thank Craig and the team enough for giving me the chance to take on the guest ride. I’m already looking forward to next season and excited about what the future brings,” Wright said.
Team owner, Craig Dack, sees a big future for Wright and looks forward to working with the talented 19year old Queenslander.
“We threw Jacob a lifeline just prior to the Conondale round of the MX Nationals and to his credit, he grabbed it with both hands and ran with it. I’m impressed with his speed and bike skill and I can still see plenty of room for improvement in other areas, so I think things can only improve from here.
“Every time he has raced with us he has improved and his relationship with the team is good. We see Jacob as a long term prospect for the CDR Yamaha team who can win races and championships right from the get go.
“Jacob has shown glimpses of what he can do and as our relationship develops, we can fine tune his program and continue to assist him to be a better racer,” Dack ends.
Wright’s immediate plans include working with the team developing the bike and selected races to the end of the year.
The complete CDR Yamaha rider line-up will be announced in the near future.
Jacob Wright – Rider Profile
- Age: 19
- Lives: Toowoomba, Queensland
- Career Highlights: Multi Time Australian and state junior Champion/ MX1 Podiums at Raymond Terrace and Coolum.
- Bike: Yamaha YZ450F
- Favourite Track: Murray Bridge
- Hobbies: Surfing / BMX