Bitter Sweetweekend for YRT with Yamalube

Posted: June 12, 2012 in Uncategorized

It was a case of the highest of highs and the lowest of lows as the riders of the Yamaha Racing with Yamalube team experienced polar opposites of the spectrum at round two of the FX Superbike Championship.

Cru Halliday overcame a crash to win all three legs of the Formula OZ class on his Yamaha R1. As was the case last round, Cru led early in each race and was able to maintain the lead in every leg. It was another whitewash for Halliday and after two rounds remains undefeated in the championship.

Teammate Mike Jones didn’t have the same weekend as Halliday. Jones fell from his R6 and took a heavy hit to the head and was knocked out during the opening 600cc leg. He lay motionless on the track for a few minutes but slowly came to his senses as the medical team was at his aid.

Jones was then sent immediately to hospital for a range of tests and scans and therefore unable to compete for the remainder of the round. The tests were mainly pre cautionary and the initial results have cleared him of any major issues, although he will be sore and sorry for the next few days.

“It was a tough weekend and hard on the emotions,” states John Redding. “Cru did his usual job and is in great form while Mike took a heavy hit to the head that we thought best to have immediately checked out. Thankfully everything looks ok at this stage and it was a case of mild concussion that will just require him to lay low for a few days.” Redding adds.

For a full list of results: www.computime.com.au

Round Two Results – Wakefield Park
Formula OZ
1st Cru Halliday – 75

2nd Richard Zaja – 62
3rd Glynn Thomas – 56

Championship Standings – After Round Two
1st Cru Halliday – 150

2nd Daniel Stauffer – 110
3rd Richard Zaja – 105  

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Debut Win for Yamaha Racing with Yamalube

Posted: June 12, 2012 in Uncategorized

The Yamaha Racing with Yamalube racing team had a near perfect race debut at round one of the Australian FX Superbike Championship as the series got under way at Eastern Creek Raceway over the weekend.

Newly signed riders, Cru Halliday and Mike Jones, got the team off to a great start with Halliday dominating proceedings in the Formula OZ class on board his Yamaha R1, while Jones went tyre to tyre with Kevin Curtain in the 600cc category taking second place after three race long duals all the way to the checkered flag.

It was a methodical and relentless showing from Cru Halliday in the Formula OZ class taking three race wins from three starts in another strong performance. Halliday had things under control from the get go of each race and simply out rode his rivals on route to another victory on the factory R1.

Mike Jones had Kevin Curtain to contend with in the 600cc class and the wily veteran is never easy to beat. Jones managed to snare the opening leg win, just a few tenths clear of Curtain, but that result was reversed in race two and the pair were headed for a show down in the third and final leg.  Curtain just got the better of Jones in an enthralling race and won the round ahead of Jones. The racing between the pair was spirited and it appears a formality the duo will lock bars for the remainder of the 2012 season.

“We formed this team with a view to assisting more riders and guiding them further in their racing careers,” says team director John Redding. “Both riders did a tremendous job today and from a managers point of view the team gelled well and had good chemistry which is a vital ingredient in racing.”

“It was a credit to all involved with YRT for our success this weekend and we hope this kick starts another strong season for the teams and the riders.”

The next round of the Australian FX Superbike Championships takes place at Wakefield Park on April 21- 22.

For a full list of results: www.computime.com.au

Australian FX Superbike Championships
Round 1 results – Eastern Creek

Formula OZ
1st Cru Halliday – 75points (Yamaha)
2nd Daniel Stauffer –66points (BMW)
3rd Mitchell Carr – 58points (Triumph)
4th Chas Hern –  56points (Suzuki)
5th Phil Lovett – 48points (Kawasaki)

Team In-Focus

Posted: December 18, 2011 in Video Gallery

Meet the 2011 PETRONAS Asia Road Racing Championship team Yamaha Yamalube ASH TJM KYT with SuperSports rider M. Dwi Satria and Cru Halliday along with team manager Eddy Saputra. For more information, visit us at http://www.arrc.com.my or chat with us at Facebook.com/AsiaRoadRacing.

For Immediate Release: Monday, 21 November 2011

YRD/Carbon Imports & Accessories Yamaha’s Cru Halliday clinched the 2011 Australian Prostock Championship with third place overall at Phillip Island’s season finale in Victoria on 18-20 November.

The talented 23-year-old raced to his second national road racing championship in as many years, adding the Prostock title to the C&D Superstock 1000 title he took out 12 months ago.

After lapping fastest in Friday’s free practice, Halliday’s hopes of victory to round out the season were reduced when mixed weather conditions greeted riders on Saturday morning.

A wet qualifying session saw Halliday an uncustomary 11th on the grid, however he improved to place seventh in the challenging conditions during Saturday afternoon’s first race.

Sunday morning’s second race was a dry affair and it was Halliday who impressed, working his way through the field from the third row of the grid in nine laps to take victory by 2.787 seconds.

The third and final race of the weekend saw Halliday again rally to the front while setting his fastest laps of the weekend, resulting in a second place finish behind factory Yamaha rider Pat Medcalf.

Halliday finished third overall for the weekend, tied on points with Medcalf in second, and just one point from taking the overall victory. He was proud to win the championship in what was his maiden year racing in the A&B-grade ranks.

“The whole weekend for me was about wrapping up the championship, so I didn’t want to do anything silly in the wet conditions on Saturday,” Halliday explained. “I was trying to stay positive throughout the weekend even though I had a difficult race on Saturday, but that race was still enough for me to wrap it up.

“That allowed me to focus on Sunday’s races without the pressure of a championship, and I was happy with how we went in both of them. To win the season in the A&B class means a lot to me, especially since it’s back-to-back with my C&D title from last year. The team is really happy and I couldn’t have done it without them.”

Halliday is supported by Calypso Travel Systems, YRD Yamaha, GYTR, Berik Leathers, Shark Helmets, Bel-Ray Oils, Capit Tyre Warmers, MWR Air filters, bike-photos.com, Carbon Imports, G.M.D Computrack and Go Boating.

2011 Australian Prostock Championship
Round Four – Phillip Island, VIC

Round Results:
1. Linden MAGEE 60
2. Pat MEDCALF 59
3. Cru HALLIDAY (YRD/Carbon Imports & Accessories Yamaha) 59
4. Matthew WALTERS 59
5. Chas HERN 45

Championship Standings (after 4 of 4 rounds):
1. Cru HALLIDAY (YRD/Carbon Imports & Accessories Yamaha) 266
2. Linden MAGEE 203
3. John ROSS 175
4. Matthew WALTERS 172
5. Ben NICOLSON 156

YRD/Carbon Imports & Accessories Yamaha rider Cru Halliday has positioned himself in the box seat for the 2011 Australian Prostock Championship following a third place finish at Queensland Raceway’s penultimate round on 3-5 June.

Halliday, 23, had enjoyed a perfect season to date with victories in the opening rounds of the series, however he had his work cut out for him in Queensland and rose to the challenge with a hard-fought third overall after clinching pole position on Saturday.Saturday’s opening race saw Halliday finish third, just 0.398sec off the win after a chaotic 10 laps, before he again captured another pair of consistent third place finishes on Sunday.

“We went into this round thinking about the championship, just trying to ride smart and to maintain the series lead,” Halliday explained. “I was going for the win but just didn’t quite have the pace on the weekend. There were no silly mistakes and I managed to keep it on two wheels, which was good.

“I’ve been on the podium at every round so far, so hopefully I’ll put it back up on the top step next time. We have some things we need to work on to improve after this round, but consistency is the key for the title and I’m happy enough with third and the points that go with it.”

Halliday now enjoys a healthy 64-point lead in the championship with a single round remaining, now in the box seat to add the Prostock title to the Superstock 1000 Championship that he captured last season.

“I obviously want to win the final round at Phillip Island, so we’ll see how it goes and it’d be nice to get that number one plate with another round win to finish out the season,” Halliday concluded.

Halliday is supported by Calypso Travel Systems, YRD Yamaha, GYTR, Berik Leathers, Shark Helmets, Bel-Ray Oils, Capit Tyre Warmers, MWR Air filters, bike-photos.com, Carbon Imports, G.M.D Computrack, Go Boating, Xsportz.com.au and Whites Racing Products.

The final round of the 2011 Australian Prostock Championship will take place at Phillip Island in Victoria on 18-20 November.

2011 Australian Prostock Championship
Round Three – Queensland Raceway, QLD

Round Results:
1. Pat MEDCALF 65
2. John ROSS 59
3. Cru HALLIDAY (YRD/Carbon Imports & Accessories Yamaha) 55
4. Linden MAGEE 48
5. Ben NICOLSON 47
6. Nathan HOUTERMAN 45
7. Scott YATES 43
8. Corey SNOWSILL 38
9. Anthony QUINN 33
10. Chris WACKER 31

Championship Standings (after 3 of 4 rounds):
1. Cru HALLIDAY (YRD/Carbon Imports & Accessories Yamaha) 207
2. Linden MAGEE 143
3. Scott YATES 132
4. John ROSS 130
5. Ben NICOLSON 122
6. Nathan HOUTERMAN 119
7. Matthew WALTERS 113
8. Anthony QUINN 107
9. Daniel MOULTON 90
10. Richard PARRY 68