Press Release –
Yamaha Continues to Develop 4-Stroke Snocross Program
Yamaha and Boss Racing have been negotiating next year’s contract for Robbie Malinoski. During these negotiations an agreement could not be made that satisfied all parties. Yamaha regrets to announce that Robbie will not ride a Yamaha for next year’s WPSA National Snocross Series.
“I’m disappointed that things didn’t work out between us.” said Malinoski. “We’ve had an amazing year, making history by earning the first Pro Snocross win on a 4-stroke sled. In the end, things just didn’t work out during negotiations.”
“We will miss Robbie and we appreciate the work he did to help us improve our FX Nytro Racer. He is a very talented racer with tremendous abilities. It is unfortunate that we will not have him back with us this winter,” commented Yamaha Race Manager Greg Marier.
“Our Snocross racing goal remains the same: to develop race sled technology and to prove our 4-stroke high performance capability. Now that we have a year under our belt and another six months’ time to continue developing, the end result looks very promising. Testing has shown the new sled has tremendous improvements.”
Yamaha is currently negotiating with other riders for next year’s racing season. This announcement will come later this year.