News 22 Jan 2010

AMA SX: Michael Byrne confirmed for JGR Yamaha team

Queenslander Michael Byrne has been announced by the Muscle Milk/Toyota/JGRMX Team as a substitute for the injured Josh Grant in the upcoming rounds of Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship.

Byrne is a three-time Australian national champion and has been to the podium numerous times racing in the U.S. with more than 10 years of experience as a professional racing in America.

Muscle Milk/Toyota/JGRMX’s team manager, Jeremy Albrecht worked closely with Byrne for several years at Kawasaki Factory Racing where Byrne was a rider and Jeremy was a tuner.

“I am excited to be working with Byrne again,” said Albrecht. “He is a hard worker and I am anxious to see what he can do on our Yamaha YZ450F.”

“I am glad Burner will be with us,” said Coy Gibbs, the team owner. “I actually tried to hire him two years ago, so this will be good.”

Byrne’s first race with the team will be this Saturday night at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California.

The announcement comes just two races after Byrne kicked off the 2010 season as a privateer on board his own Kawasaki equipment.