News 14 Oct 2016

Suzuki announces new partnership with JGRMX

Three-rider 450 squad to remain unchanged, two-rider 250 roster to be determined.

Image: Simon Cudby.

Image: Simon Cudby.

Suzuki has announced a new partnership with JGRMX to form a new racing effort for the 2017 Monster Energy Supercross and Lucas Oil Pro Motocross championships.

JGR Suzuki, previously known as JGR Yamaha, will continue to field riders Justin Barcia and Weston Peick, with Phil Nicoletti will maintaining his role as a substitute rider for supercross, while making a fulltime return for the motocross series.

The team is also slated to host two 250 riders that will contest both supercross and motocross, although they are yet to be revealed at this stage.

Team owner Coy Gibbs expressed his excitement towards working with Suzuki for the upcoming season, and is equally as pleased to field an effort in the quarter-litre category.

“Having the support of Suzuki, and racing the championship-winning RM-Z450 really sets us up for an exciting year of racing,” said Gibbs, “We have great confidence in our riders, and we’re thrilled we can provide them with RM-Z450s to race.”

“We have discussed fielding a 250 effort for several years, our entire team is pumped about this strategic partnership that includes both the RM-Z450s and RM-Z250s with Suzuki and we’re looking for great things.”

JGR Suzuki is expected to debut its new-look at the opening round of the Monster Energy Supercross championship in January 2017.