2017 Maxxis Yamaha Driver of the Year
YXZ1000R Racing

The 2017 Maxxis Yamaha Driver of the year has got off to a tremendous start, so far 18 drivers in four championships are competing for the title and to be the most successful Yamaha race driver in the UK.

The season began with the inaugural SxS Enduro Championship which saw Jason Bird show that his race experience last year has been good preparation for this season with a solid 2nd place, he was closely followed by first time racer Paul Melia in 4th.

Next race saw the SxS Sprint Championship start the season which saw Terry Griffiths fight with Mark McPhee in all three sprint races with Terry coming in ahead.

Last weekend we had the first Britpart MSA Cross Country Championship which saw 6 different Yamahas compete in Wales. Justin Brooks showed his form and experience leading all day and beating Darren Johnston followed by the other Yamahas, all of whom finished the event.

So after three races its a close thing with only a single point separating each driver, its shaping up to be a fantastic first Maxxis Yamaha Driver of the Year.

2017 Maxxis Yamaha Driver of the Year Standings
Driver Championship Points
Justin Brooks BCCC 16
Jason Bird SxS Enduro 15
Paul Melia SxS Enduro 13
Darren Johnson BCCC 13
Terry Griffiths SxS Short Course/SxS Enduro 13
Mark Mcphee SxS Short Course/SxS Enduro 12
Jason Rowlands BCCC 11
Dan Gibbons BCCC 10
Ian Gibbons BCCC 10
Joe Quirk BCCC 10
Ashley Jones BCCC 9
Alan Curnick SxS Short Course/SxS Enduro 2
Jack Smith SxS Enduro 2
Joe Curnick SxS Short Course/SxS Enduro 2
Anthony Griffiths SxS Enduro 1
Daniel Smith SxS Enduro 1
Matthew Howard SxS Enduro 1

2017 Drivers

  • Alan / Joe Curnick

    SxS Sprint Championship & SxS Enduro Championship

  • Jason Bird

    SxS Short Course Championship & SxS Enduro Championship

  • Paul Melia

    SxS Short Course Championship & SxS Enduro Championship

  • Mark McPhee

    SxS Short Course Championship & SxS Enduro Championship

  • Jack Smith

    SxS Short Course Championship & SxS Enduro Championship

  • Terry Griffiths
  • Jason Rowlands

    Britpart MSA Cross Country Championship

  • Ashley Jones
  • Joe Quirk

    Britpart MSA British Cross Country Championship

  • Ian / Dan Gibbons

    Britpart MSA British Cross Country Championship

  • Justin Brooks

    Britpart MSA British Cross Country Championship & All Wheel Drive Club

  • Darren Johnson

    Britpart MSA British Cross Country Championship