Everts, Melotte on Yamaha for World MX ’05
Courtesy Yamaha Racing Communications
Motocross legend Stefan Everts has re-signed with Yamaha for 2005. The
Belgian star will contest the MX1 World championship with the Michele
Rinaldi managed Yamaha L & M Motocross Team. Everts’ team-mate
Cedric Melotte will also continue with the team. Title sponsors L &
M have confirmed their support of the team next season as well.
Everts joined Yamaha in 2001 and has delivered a world title in each of
his three years on the blue bikes. He won back-to-back world titles in
the 500 class in 2001 and 2002. Last year he added the MXGP world title
and the 125 vice-world title to his already impressive tally.
Stefan, 31, is on track for his eighth world title this season. He
currently leads the MX1 World Championship with a 97 point advantage
over second-placed Mickael Pichon. Everts has already won five Grand
Prix races this year.
Early season revelation Cedric Melotte made remarkable progress with
Yamaha, from privateer in the 650 class last year to race winner in the
MX1 class this year. Melotte, 25, showed that he has the speed and
spirit to compete for victory by winning the opening GP this year.
Despite mid-season injuries, Cedric is sixth in standings.
|World Champion Stefan Everts|