EXPERIENCED Victorian racer Kade Mosig has put pen to paper and signed to partner Jacob Wright at the CDR Yamaha motocross team for the 2015 season, on board the Yamaha YZ450F, and contesting the premier MX1 category.
Mosig, who had an impressive 2014 season highlighted with his first MX1 victory at Swann Hill, will be a full time member for the team in 2015 after a guest ride with the team during the 2013 Supercross championship.
Mosig brings to the team consistency and knowledge that can only be achieved through years of racing at the highest level in Australia. He is also very familiar with the Yamaha YZ450F after spending the 2014 season working with the DPH Yamaha team, but the step up to factory equipment offered only at the CDR Yamaha level has the likable Victorian excited about his 2015 prospects.
“There is no doubt that CDR Yamaha is the most professional and successful team in Australian motocross and it is a privilege to represent them in 2015,”Mosig said.
“I have come to the realisation that there is no better job than racing motocross and its time I really I make the most of my ability to ride a dirt bike as it’s not going to last forever. This is the most excited I have been coming into a new year for a long time.”
The experience of Mosig and the raw speed and talent of Jacob Wright will make for a well balanced team in 2015 that has team owner Craig Dack looking forward to working with his riders.
“Both guys come to the team with different strengths and weaknesses and are both good friends off the track so they will work well together and push each over to another level. The last 12 months has seen Kade knuckle down and take his job more seriously which is something he needed to do. There are no short cuts to winning a championship and Kade is aware of that and putting things in place to ensure a good season,” Dack said.
“Jacob is returning from some clean up surgery and has just got back on the bike in the last few days. He has speed and talent to burn, it’s our role to harness that ability and channel it in the right direction so he can become the racer we think he is capable of becoming. At only 19, he certainly is an exciting prospect,” he said.
The CDR Yamaha team kick off their 2015 season at the opening round of the MX Nationals in late March. Both riders will spend time racing in New Zealand during their national championships under Josh Coppins as a warm up for the MX Nats.