Video: Yamaha Australia’s Mitch Wayt Unwraps Two New GP1800s


It’s always rewarding when the boss loves the work you do, and for Australian Stock Class Champion and Stock Enduro Champion, Mitch Wayt is feeling the love right now. Returning for 2017 with the full support of Yamaha Motor Australia, Gold Coast WaveRunners and DipTech Performance, Wayt recently returned from Thailand where the Aussie champion came in 4th place at the King’s Cup after a fierce collision with a Sea-Doo rendered his FZR too damaged to continue.

Despite the setback, Yamaha Australia has been very pleased with the professionalism, enthusiasm and dogged-determination that Wayt has shown and recently re-signed the racer to an exclusive twelve-month agreement for 2017. The program will place Wayt aboard two new 2017 GP1800 units “tuned to IJSBA Pro/Am Stock Class specifications.” On his Facebook page, Wayt shared a great time-lapse video of his team uncrating the pair of red-and-blue GP1800s.

Possibly the best example of unwrapping your gifts for Christmas that we’ve seen (especially for grown-ups), Wayt will charge all of 2017 aboard the new GP1800 WaveRunners throughout the remainder of the QPWC season as well as other events before returning to claim his rightful place at the top of the podium at the King’s Cup 12 months from now.

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Kevin Shaw

Kevin Shaw

Editor-in-Chief – Kevin Shaw is a decade-long powersports and automotive journalist whose love for things that go too fast has led him to launching The Watercraft Journal. Almost always found with stained hands and dirt under his fingernails, Kevin has an eye for the technical while keeping a eye out for beautiful photography and a great story.

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