10 hours in the past | Phrases: Matt Bernard | Images: Yamaha

Aussies Jess Gardiner, Charli Cannon and Jay Wilson have been doing us proud abroad. Racing their Yamaha’s across the globe, the trio have been racking up some epic outcomes in opposition to the most effective of the most effective of their respective championships.


Jay Wilson kicked-off his 2023 Japanese Motocross Championship marketing campaign with an ideal three wins from three begins, in his 450cc (1A1) debut.

Wilson, the 2022 250cc Japanese Champion, made the transfer to the 450 class for 2023 with the newly shaped Yamaha Manufacturing unit Innovation Group and has tailored effectively to the brand new YZ450F.

“The weekend went effectively and to be sincere, I’m a bit stunned by the outcomes,” he begins. “All through the pre-season and in testing, my Yamaha teammates have proven they’ve loads of velocity and infrequently been sooner than me so to dominate the opening spherical wasn’t anticipated.

“The primary two races I used to be capable of pull a few holeshots and put in a dash to get a spot that I might preserve to the tip, however the final one my begin wasn’t nice and I needed to hustle early to get to the entrance.

“Because of everybody at Yamaha and its superior to see the YZ450F in such a robust place so many championships all over the world.”


On board a Yamaha WR250F, Jess Gardiner raced to the rostrum within the Girls’s World Off Highway Championships. Her 2-3 outcomes throughout the weekend noticed the Australian go away the occasion with a second place general end.

“I got here into the weekend excited to be again racing on the world championships however a bit not sure as to what to anticipate because it had been extra then a couple of years since I raced a world championship spherical and by no means know the extent of the lady racing.

“I used to be pleasantly stunned once I was capable of get a good consequence within the Supertest and felt {that a} podium was in attain if I saved preventing all day and rode effectively. To get on the rostrum each days is superior and I’m tremendous proud to get that consequence and symbolize so many individuals who’ve helped me to make this occur.

“I’m again in Australia now however will head again to Europe for the following rounds after the QMP rounds of the AORC,” Gardiner mentioned.


The weekend additionally marked the tip of Charli Cannon’s first journey to Europe in 2023 for the primary two rounds of the Girls’s World Motocross Championship. With rounds held in Italy and Switzerland two weeks aside, Cannon stayed along with her JK Racing Yamaha Group after the Italian spherical and raced an area occasion to maintain her expertise sharp.

After a strong seventh place end on the opening spherical, Cannon headed to Switzerland hoping to enhance as she grows snug racing in Europe. The laborious pack, rut stuffed Swiss monitor was a whole distinction to the sandy Italian circuit of spherical one.

Her 4-8 outcomes gave her fifth for the spherical, an enchancment on spherical one and she or he now sits in fifth place within the championship after two rounds and likewise the main Yamaha rider.

“Its been two actually totally different rounds for me, one within the sand and this one on laborious pack clay, and I’ve discovered lots from every one. The ladies listed here are actually quick and I should be at my greatest each lap to have the ability to stick with the lead group. My begin in race one was good and I used to be capable of watch the tempo of the entrance women.

“Sadly, I didn’t gate as effectively in race two and was caught a good means again and struggling to maneuver ahead.

“However to be prime 5 in each the spherical and the championship is an efficient step ahead and the place I should be. There are many issues I must work on earlier than I come again so I’ll get to work once I get dwelling and hold making an attempt to push my method to the entrance.

“Thanks to everybody on the JK Racing Yamaha staff, Yamaha Australia and my staff at dwelling in addition to so many individuals that assist me. My subsequent journey is for the rounds in France and Spain in a month’s time and look ahead to making extra progress,” Cannon ends.