News 2 Mar 2017

Martin to fill-in for Roczen at Daytona supercross

One-off 450SX appearance confirmed for GEICO Honda regular.

Source: Supplied.

Jeremy Martin will make his premier class debut as a fill-in rider for the injured Ken Roczen at the upcoming Honda-backed Daytona round of the 2017 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship.

The GEICO Honda West Coast 250SX regular will pilot the Team Honda HRC factory CRF450R in a one-off deal at the 11 March event before returning to his regular quarter-litre program for the remainder of the 2017 season.

“I’m beyond excited that American Honda is giving me the opportunity to ride a factory CRF450R,” said Martin. “I’m also looking forward to making my debut in the premier class at Daytona, one of the most hyped up supercross races of all time.

“Everyone loves Daytona due to it being so different so I’m excited to go race the best guys in the world. I’d love to get a solid finish for Honda since they sponsor the event.”

The multi-time Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross 250 Class champion, who plans to move to the premier class full-time in 2018, currently sits ninth overall in the West Coast 250SX standings and will return to his regular series on 8 April in Seattle, Washington.