News 11 Dec 2009

General: Yamaha Elite Training Program pays off for racers


Yamaha Elite Training Program athlete Staring won the ASBK Supersport title.

Yamaha Elite Training Program athlete Staring won the ASBK Supersport title.

Yamaha’s Elite Training Program has paid big dividends in 2009 with several of its graduate athletes winning national motorcycle titles.

The course, which was launched in 2007 by motocross legend Stephen Gall, is open to all Yamaha supported racers and offers industry leading training in order to improve race results.

During 2009, Yamaha Elite Training Program (YETP) athletes posted three national championships with Bryan Staring securing the Australian Supersport 600cc title, teammate Pat Medcalf taking out the Australian Superstock 1000cc title and off road gun Jarrod Bewley winning the A4DE outright.

In addition, a number of fantastic class wins, junior and state titles have been secured as well as some solid placings which are worthy rewards for the effort that each rider has made with the Elite Training Program.

The 2009 YETP honours list reads:
Bryan Staring 1st Australian 600cc Supersport
Pat Medcalf 1st Australian Superstock 1000 Championship
Jarrod Bewley 1st A4DE Outright
Alison Parker 1st A4DE Women’s Class
Ben Henry 1st WA Superbike Championship
Kirk Hutton 1st E1 Class A4DE and QLD Enduro Champs
Mitchell Norris 1st SA Motocross Titles 15yrs 250F
Luke Davis 1st NSW Yamaha Cup Pro Lites
Jamie Stauffer 2nd Australian 600cc Supersport
Mitch Pirotta 2nd Australian Superstock 600 Championship
Alison Parker 2nd Women’s Australian Off Road Championship
Harley Quinlan 2nd in U19 Australian Motocross Championship
Brock Fayle 2nd NSW MX 15yrs 250F, and 15yrs 125cc
Dylan Hickling 2nd NSW Motocross Titles 13-14yrs 250F,
Dylan Hickling 3rd QLD Titles 13-14yrs 250F
Jarrod Bewley 3rd Australian Off Road Championship
Ross Beaton 4th U19 Australian MX Championship
Kirk Gibbs 5th Pro Lites Australian MX Championship

We would like to congratulate all riders in the 2009 YETP for their effort and commitment to training and racing throughout the year and look forward to an equally successful 2010 program.

More about YETP:
The Stephen Gall Training (SGT) Base Training Camps offered by YETP are the first to be implemented within the Australian motorcycling industry, specifically for elite motorcycle racers. The camps are designed to provide physiological, nutritional and psychological guidance and support to our athletes during the pre-season period. This ensures a thorough preparation to lead them into the next racing season.

At the completion of the pre-season and the commencement of the race season, all riders are provided with a program combining on bike training with aerobic, strength, core strength and flexibility conditioning. A comprehensive race season monitoring system ensures each riders training is suited to them and continues to gain optimal results.

The 2010 training programs will be delivered by Tim Cole and Michael Brummell, with behind the scenes support from Stephen Gall, YETP founder, and Alex Gall, who will be completing her final Bachelor year of Exercise Science / Business at University.

Tim Cole graduated with a Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science and a Bachelor of Commerce (majoring in Sport Management). Following university, Tim spent time as a Strength and Conditioning Coach at St Kilda Football Club and Head Conditioning Coach at Sandringham Football Club, before joining the Yamaha Elite Training Program in early 2008.

Michael Brummell is qualified with a Bachelor in Human Movement Science (majoring in exercise science) and is currently studying his Masters in Exercise Science (strength and conditioning). He has previous experience working in a sports conditioning and personal training studio, fitness trainer for Robbie Marshall, and Team Trainer for the Serco Racing Team.