Yamaha to support Bancell recipient

Yamaha to support Reece Bancell Scholarship recipient Christian Casella
,NOVEMBER 21 2006

Yamaha Motor Australia is pleased to extend its support to the Reece Bancell Scholarship  and it’s 2007 recipient Christian Casella, announcing today that it will provide product and technical support to the scholarship’s rising Supersport star in next year’s road race series.

Casella, from Victoria, has campaigned Yamaha for the past 3 seasons, and finished in 6th place in the 2006 YMF Loan Australian Supersport Privateers Championship.

In 2007, Yamaha will supply him with a YZF-R6 race machine, the dominant force in the category, as well as spare parts and technical assistance through its factory racing operation.

Yamaha Motor Australia Motorsport Manager Cheryl Muldoon said the manufacturer was dedicated to providing the opportunity for young riders to excel in their category, and was delighted to announce the product and technical partnership for the 2007 season.

“The Reece Bancell Scholarship is an integral part of the Australian road racing series, and rewards selected riders for their pursuit of the Assocation’s core values and commitment to the sport,” said Muldoon.

“In all forms of motorcycle racing, talent must be supplemented by financial support to ensure the rider is presented the best possible opportunities to succeed.”

“Christian is certainly a worthy recipient and we are excited to be able to provide him with a YZF-R6 in his Supersport campaign as well as offering him resources from the factory team.”

“We wish him well in the 2007 season and encourage all riders to uphold the objectives of the Reece Bancell Memorial Association in everything they do.”

The Reece Bancell Memorial Assocation is dedicated to educating young people about safety and responsibility on motorcycles, and encourages the pursuit of racing dreams on the track.

It is also focused on providing much-needed funds to ensure racing is conducted safely and professionally, and that the best possible equipment is available along with adequate education.

Most recently, the Association has been responsible for fundraising, which has allowed 3 portable defibrillators to be purchased for race meetings, as well as a full portable radio communication system. Racesafe has also benefited from donations supplied by the association. This funding was used to purchase airway management medical equipment, advanced life support equipment and resuscitation bags for their fast intervention vehicles and track medical teams.

More information about the Reece Bancell Memorial Association, including its objectives and current fundraisers, can be found at http://www.reecebancell.com/memorial/index.html

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