After a successful move from Australia to the UK, CF Motorsport pilot Brayden Elliott is preparing to throw his leg over his new Yamaha R1 seat for this first time this weekend, as the team head to Calafat, Spain for their first bout of testing this season.

Learning to adjust to the challenges of extremely cold climate conditions, a new training routine and setting up life in the UK has had its challenges, but Elliott is eager to focus on racing, finally having the opportunity to ride and develop with the new team, on a new bike.

“I am feeling very excited and prepared ahead of my first 2017 test with the CF Motorsport Team onboard the Yamaha R1. Over the past few months there has been so much to organize with moving to the UK and getting organized for the British Superstock 1000 Championship, and I’m glad the wait is finally over and I can start testing with the team” he began.

“The Calafat Circuit in Spain looks fairly tight and technical as I have been studying and preparing for quite some time. I will have three days of riding where both the team and myself have the main aim of feeling comfortable and getting a good understanding of the Yamaha R1.

“Both mentally and physically I feel as though I am starting off 2017 in my best form and all of my pre-season training has continued to build my confidence as I continue adapting to the changes for the 2017 season,” Elliott concluded.

Now, with just under a month to go Elliott has his full attention on preparing for the first round of the British Superstock 1000 Championship, kicking off from the 31st of March, 2017.