Wollongong Supercross champion Jay Marmont hopes a back to basics approach, and a return to his former team, will see him return to the top of the moto and supercross ranks.
He admits that the 2013 season, in which he finished fourth in the supercross championship, was far from his best given he was defending the national supercross title he won in 2012.
"It was a bit of a shame not to finish on the podium after last year winning the championship but it was one of those years where nothing really went right for me," Marmont said.
"Usually when I've had a bad start to the year at some point it turns around, I pick up a bit of momentum and good results come from the that.
"This year, that momentum just didn't swing. It felt like I was just always was trying to get back to the top but it just wasn't happening.
"Instead of getting frustrated, now that the year's over it's [a] good time for me to regroup."
That involved a few hours on the bobcat with father Peter after Marmont failed to net the win bonuses.
"It's definitely tough after winning championships and picking up big bonus money but at the end of the day I love supercross and I love motocross.
"I love what I do so I'm going to do everything I can to get back to the top."
He was confident a move back to CDR Yamaha, though not yet a done deal, after two years with Kawasaki, will be the right fit for his climb back up the ranks.