Yamaha Re-signs Australian Champion, Mitch Wayt For 2016


To say last year was a good one for 2015 Australian Stock Class Champion and 2015 Australian Stock Enduro Champion, Mitch Wayt is an understatement, winning a total of 17-out-of-20 races during the 2015 AJSBA Stock Class Championship. With the support of Yamaha Motor Australia, Gold Coast WaveRunners and Worx Racing, Wayt rode to victory aboard a SVHO-powered FZR. Because too much of a good thing is never the case, Wayt has signed a exclusive twelve-month agreement with the three sponsors for 2016, according to OZPWC.com.

The program will place Wayt aboard a 2016 FZR SVHO “tuned to IJSBA Pro/Am Stock Class specifications,” which was tested during the final round of the Queensland Personal Watercraft Club race series back in December, where he claimed first overall in Pro-Stock Class and third overall in Pro Open Class, despite the FZR not having any Open class modifications.

“It’s been an absolute honour to race for Yamaha over the past few years, and I’m ecstatic to race in 2016 on-board the Yamaha FZR SVHO,” said Wayt told OZPWC.com. “It’s fantastic to be associated with a company that shares the same passion for racing and a vision of building our sport for the future.”

Additionally, as part of Yamaha’s commitment to delivering “the #1 choice of World and National Champions”, Yamaha Motor Australia plans to publicly exhibit Mitch Wayt’s 2016 FZR at key marine events nationwide.

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Kevin Shaw

Editor-in-Chief – kevin.shaw@shawgroupmedia.com 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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