Cypress, CA (November 14, 2005) - - Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA
is proud to announce the Factory Race Team for the 2006 World
Supercross Series. Returning racers Heath Voss and Chad Reed
begin their Supercross title hopes on December 3rd in Toronto,
Canada. In a modern-era first, the Factory Yamaha Team will race
exclusively on four-strokes as Voss and Reed will sit behind the
starting gate in Toronto on YZ450Fs.
Heath Voss, with four-stroke Supercross experience and a World
Supercross title under his belt, had an easy time adapting to the new
YZ450F. “My bike was a workhorse last year but this year’s bike
corners tighter and feels more like a 250,” explains Heath Voss.
“I’ve been training in Texas for months; I’m faster on the new bike and
want the season to start today.”
Chad Reed faces a new challenge in the 2006 Supercross Championship
racing four-strokes in the premier class. Reed won the 2002 SX
Lites title on the four-stroke YZ250F then raced the past three years
and won the AMA Supercross Championship on the YZ250 two-stroke.
“I rode the 450F at a photo shoot back in May and could instantly feel
the improvements; I thought about racing it indoors ever since,”
explains Chad Reed. “There are sections on the track where the
four-strokes just rip and we feel this is the best race weapon indoors
Look for the #13 of Heath Voss and #22 Chad Reed and the Factory Yamaha
2006 YZ450F at the World Supercross Series on December 3rd.