News 4 Feb 2017

Bogle back for Oakland with RCH/Yoshimura/Suzuki

Factory Suzuki team back to full strength this weekend.

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RCH/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing is back to full strength for this weekend’s Oakland round of Monster Energy AMA Supercross as Justin Bogle returns alongside Broc Tickle.

Bogle missed Oakland’s fourth stop of the season after crashing at Anaheim 2, but has since recovered and will now return aboard his factory-supported RM-Z450 to continue his campaign.

“I’m ready to go,” explained Bogle. “I had a great week and health-wise, I’m back to feeling good. I’m excited about this weekend and I’m very happy with our decision to sit out last weekend to let my body heal. I got a full week of solid riding and training this week so I’m ready to put our Suzuki up front Saturday night in Oakland.

“I didn’t really get off the couch for a couple days after that and even then I still didn’t feel very good. I wasn’t just going to show up at the race, to say I did. Looking at things and being 100 percent honest with myself, I wasn’t in the championship picture, especially after not qualifying for the main at A2.

“Being realistic, I’ve been injured before – we all have – and I’ve ridden through just about every injury I’ve ever had. The days of being young and worrying about people thinking I’m not tough are long gone. I owe it to my team and my sponsors to be ready to go and be able to race up front instead of just messing around in the back – that’s not me and that’s not who this team is.”

Following his highly anticipated move to RCH over the off season, Bogle was on the rise during the season’s first three races until the incident in Anaheim left him unable to compete in Arizona.