Cheyne Boyd and Jay Marmont with Craig Dack Racing in 2008
Yamaha’s factory Pro Open frontrunners Craig Dack Racing are pleased to announce their rider lineup for the 2007 Supercross and Motocross seasons, with Cheyne Boyd to be joined by the vastly-experienced Jay Marmont.
Yamaha’s factory Pro Open frontrunners Craig Dack Racing are pleased to announce their rider lineup for the 2007 Supercross and Motocross seasons, with Cheyne Boyd to be joined by the vastly-experienced Jay Marmont. With both disciplines of dirt bike racing set to climb to new heights in the new year, the team is fully aware of the need to arm itself with an experienced and dedicated rider pairing, attributes epitomised by Boyd and Marmont.
Between them, the riders have enjoyed considerable success in both Australia and overseas, and they are both eager to dominate the podium placings when the national series’ commence in 2008. Boyd, 25, and Marmont, 24, were logical choices according to Team Principal Craig Dack, who said CDR had set its sights on an aggressive push for championship success in 2008. “Cheyne has been a part of the team for 3 years and is a proven performer, he had some bad luck with injury this year but scored a great Supercross result and was on the podium at every motocross round he was able to contest,” said Dack. “I think 2008 has the potential to be his best year yet and we are looking forward to even more success with Cheyne back on board.”
“I’ve always liked Jay’s style and attitude, he has impressed me immensely and obviously gained invaluable experience during his time in the United States.” “He is a hugely determined rider with a massive amount of experience and ability. I’ve had my eye on Jay for a number of years but the time has never been right until now.” “Both guys are determined and strong, they will be instantly competitive and will form one of, if not the strongest team lineups in Australia next season.”
With two genuine championship contenders at the fore, the factory Yamaha operation will only field two YZ450F racers in the Pro Open class in 2008, with Matt Moss and Ford Dale to depart for rides in the Pro Lites. “We wish Matt and Ford the best of luck with their careers and are proud to have provided them with the opportunity to race over the past few years,” Dack said. “Who knows what the future holds, we may be able to team up again in the future with the guys and encourage them to keep racing with their head and their heart.”
Boyd said he was pleased to be continuing with CDR in 2008 and looked forward to maintaining the momentum he had built towards the end of this year’s motocross season. "I’m very glad to be continuing into 2008 with CDR, I have a great relationship with the team and they have always provided me the best possible bike to get out there and score good results," said Boyd. "My 2007 season has been up and down, with injury ruling me out of contention in motocross, but the times I have been able to ride I feel as though I’ve been performing close to my best. I can’t wait to get underway in the new year, and it’s great that Jay will be on board, I’m sure we’ll make a great team and we’re confident of taking the CDR Yamaha bikes to the top."
For Marmont, the chance to team up with Craig Dack and Yamaha was a valuable one, and he said he was looking forward to an improved result in 2008 after fully recovering from injury rehabilitation. "It’s been a long time since I’ve been with a new manufacturer and I can’t wait to get aboard the bike and work with the team to make a race winner," said Marmont. "I’d been talking to Craig for a while and I knew that he would do everything he could to make me comfortable within the team, it’s a close and friendly environment and one I feel I will work well within." "My goal is to win both motocross and Supercross championships, I believe I’m capable of that and I feel as though the team and the bike are the best out there for me."