News 2 Sep 2016

RCH and Yoshimura merge to create sole factory Suzuki team

Rider announcements to be revealed at a later date.

Image:  Simon Cudby.

Image: Simon Cudby.

Suzuki Motor of America have announced the merging of Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing and RCH Soaring Eagle Jimmy Johns Suzuki to form RCH Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing.

The formation will see RCH Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing as Suzuki’s sole 450 AMA supercross and motocross team.

“Suzuki has supported RCH Racing since its inception,” said Carey Hart, co-founder of RCH Racing.

“Yoshimura has been an important factor in our success as well. Having just clinched the 2016 AMA Pro Motocross Championship, we have proven that we can win titles. We are excited to bring our strengths to the new RCH/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing Team,” added part-owner, Ricky Carmichael.

“RCH always strives to be the best team in the paddock and this relationship positions all parties involved to do exactly that. It all starts with hard work, determination and uncompromised support from Yoshimura and Suzuki. With everyone working together focusing on the same goals, we expect to race for wins and championships for years to come.”

Team manager Kyle Bentley will lead the RCH Yoshimura Suzuki team, which will make it’s debut at Anaheim’s 2017 AMA Supercross season opener on January 7.

No riders have been announced at this stage, however they will be revealed at a later date.