In addition to Toyota/JGR Yamaha and Yamalube/Star Racing Yamaha, Yamaha will be fielding six additional “blU cRU” teams during the 2015 season, including CycleTrader.com/Rock River Yamaha, Strikt/Slaton Yamaha, Barn Pros/Home Depot Yamaha, 51Fifty Energy Drink Yamaha, Blue Buffalo/Slater Skins Yamaha and Thermo-Tech Yamaha.
“We’re very excited about the upcoming Monster Energy Supercross and Lucas Oil Motocross seasons,” commented Keith McCarty, Motorsports Racing Division Manager for Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A.
“Especially with the number of teams and riders that want to compete on Yamaha YZ250F and YZ450F motorcycles in 2015. This shows the impact that these bikes have made on the sport, as well as the confidence that the teams and riders have in them as winning machines.”
Below is the official release from Yamaha and members of each team.
For 2015, Yamaha continues its long-term partnership with the CycleTrader.com/Rock River/Yamaha team, which is led by owner Mike DuClos and manager Christina Denny. The team will campaign in both the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series and the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, with rider Ben Lamay returning to the 450 class aboard a YZ450F, and Alex Martin and Greg Gehrer in the 250SX West Coast and MX events, while rookie standout Luke Renzland will compete in 250SX East Coast and MX events.
Rock River will also continue to operate Yamaha’s successful “Pro Parts” program, offering emergency OEM parts at a discount to all racers at all Supercross and Motocross events, including the Monster Energy Cup.