Team Mojo Yamaha - 2019 Phillip Island Classic, International Challenge
Mojo Yamaha is fielding seven (7) riders as part of Team USA for the 2019 International Challenge event at Phillip Island Classic in Australia in January 2019. This event pits a US team of top riders against teams from Australia and New Zealand. Amongst others, the US team will include Josh Hayes, Jason Pridmore, Barrett Long, Steve Rapp, Larry Pegram, Michael Gilbert and Dave Crussell.
The team will be riding monster Formula One racers from the early 80’s with excess of 170 horsepower. They are without modern electronic aids like traction control. The team will run Yamaha FJ1100 based engines in an F1 chassis pushed out to 1300cc, and the legendary 2-stroke, the Yamaha TZ750. All bikes are housed in frames produced by the renowned builder Denis Curtis at CMR Racing.
Promotion and Sponsorship
To support local promotion, we will have professional broadcast materials, most likely a one-hour documentary that we plan to place on national TV or through an alternative outlet, Netflix or Amazon. These materials provide many opportunities to promote our sponsors through interviews, bike decals/signage and signage in view of the onboard Go-Pro.
The caliber of the competition is significant, previous riders have inlcluded Jeremy McWilliams, John McGuiness, Cam Donald, Troy Corser, Steve Martin, Jed Mecher, to name but a few. And this is not a parade, the fastest laps at Phillip Island are in the 1:36's, which would have placed you on the grid for world superbike just a few years ago.
Mojo Yamaha is looking for sponsorship to transport and support the team for the event in 2019. The build of the bikes using professional resources is already underway and these costs are taken care of.