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Yamaha Motor Australia enjoyed a double celebration with the 50th anniversary of the YZ range and the 30th anniversary of Craig Dack Racing.

Former, riders, team members and media came together under the CDR Yamaha Team awning to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the YZ range and the 30th anniversary of Craig Dack Racing.

As part of the celebrations, Stephen Gall discussed his career with Yamaha spanning four decades and bought along his 1974 YZ250A to display alongside the 2024 YZ250. Gall spoke of his time at Yamaha racing and his favourite bikes during his career.

Craig Dack then joined the chat and made mention of his successful working relationship with long term sponsors, Yamaha Motor Australia, Dunlop, Pro Circuit as well as FOX who presented the team riders with the special edition apparel to mark the occasion.

“I would like to thank everyone involved in making this a special day for me,” Dack begins. “It’s nice to get the recognition for the past 30 years and so good to see so many people here to be a part of it.

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“It’s been a rewarding 30 years and I still get a lot of satisfaction from what I do every day and enjoy being surrounded and working with a group of dedicated, determined, and focused people.

“Thanks to everyone who has been a part of the CDR journey and look forward to continuing the very successful journey we started all the way back in 1993,” Dack ends.

The race bikes were revealed and the 50th livery look that the bikes in the US and Europe were on show.

Matt Ferry, Yamaha Sales Manager commented, “On behalf of Yamaha Motor Australia and our senior management, congratulations on your tremendous milestone of 30years operating Craig Dack Racing. You are an integral part of our racing activities in Australia and always represent Yamaha at the highest level.

30 years in this sport running a race team is no easy achievement and is testament to your ongoing will to always win.