News 12 Aug 2016

Martin to miss remaining Pro Motocross rounds

250 Class title defence comes to an end for two-time champion.

Image: Simon Cudby.

Image: Simon Cudby.

Yamalube Star Racing Yamaha’s Jeremy Martin will not complete the 2016 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship due to an injury sustained at the Washougal round.

Martin was involved in an early race pile up during moto two resulting in multiple broken ribs after being run over by Monster Energy/Pro Circuit’s Adam Cianciarulo.

With the chance of a third-straight title coming to a close, the two-time defending 250 Class champion reluctantly announced the news via social media this week.

“This is very hurtful to inform everyone and tough to swallow, but I will not be on the gate this weekend or the last two rounds due to my injury at Washougal,” said Martin. “It bums me out to not being able to defend my title, good luck to everyone racing this weekend, I’m going to miss my fans cheering me on!”

Martin’s exit from the series will see current series leader and teammate, Cooper Webb, enter Unadilla’s round 10 with a 53-point lead over third place rider Joey Savatgy.