News 2 Dec 2016

Tickle and Bogle finally announced at RCH/Yoshimura/Suzuki

New-look team set for post-Roczen era ahead of 2017 season.

Source: Supplied.

Source: Supplied.

RCH Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing has revealed Broc Tickle and Justin Bogle will complete its line-up for the 2017 Monster Energy Supercross and Lucas Oil Pro Motocross championships following the exit of reigning outdoor champion Ken Roczen.

Tickle, who has spent the past four years with the RCH Racing outfit, will return for another year as he endeavours earn his first championship in the premier category.

Bogle, a former 250SX east champion, was drafted in from GEICO Honda and will take part in his third season of the 450SX and 450MX classes.

RCH Racing co-owner Ricky Carmichael expressed his excitement to have both Tickle and Bogle pilot the RM-Z450 in 2017 as Suzuki’s factory effort.

“Broc has been with RCH since 2013,” said Carmichael. “He’s one of the sport’s most respected veterans and one of those guys who gets better every year. We’re really happy to keep Broc in the mix at RCH and to bring him along with us as part of our Suzuki factory effort.

“Justin won a championship in the 250 class and has shown great promise on a 450. We’re excited to see how quickly he meshes with Broc, the team and our championship-winning Suzuki RM-Z450.”

It was announced in early September that the now defunct Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing team would join forces with RCH Racing to create Suzuki’s primary factory outfit for the new year.