South Australian native fits team qualities says team owner.
CDR Yamaha Monster Energy team owner Craig Dack believes the outfit’s operations and resources will further elevate newly-signed athlete Kirk Gibbs in the later stages of his career.
Gibbs, a former MX1 champion and multi-time representative of Team Australia at the Motocross of Nations (MXoN), fits the mould of a CDR Yamaha lead rider, being experienced and well credentialed.
Multi-time champion Dack has bred a number of title holders through his organisation, assisting riders such as Jay Marmont, Josh Coppins and most recently Dean Ferris to the MX Nationals MX1 crown, winning nine of the past 12 premier class championships in the domestic motocross series.
“Kirk comes to us as an experienced racer with the qualities we look for in a professional rider,” Dack explained. “He is hard-working, dedicated and determined in character as well and talented and focused on racing. We believe surrounding him with the CDR Yamaha staff and on Yamaha machinery, we can elevate Kirk even further and look forward to a strong season from him.”
Gibbs will ultimately replace US-bound three-time Australian MX1 champion Ferris, while his former KTM Motocross Racing teammate Luke Clout is expected to join him under the factory Yamaha awning – an announcement due imminently.