News 22 Aug 2017

Wilson Coolair Motul Suzuki and Peters part ways ahead of supercross

American returns home following mixed MX Nationals season.

Image: Alex Gobert (Foremost Media).

Wilson Coolair Motul Suzuki and Kyle Peters have confirmed the American import will return home after claiming sixth in the 2017 MX Nationals MX1 championship at Coolum’s final round on Sunday.

Despite the all-new 2018 RM-Z450 arriving in the lead-up to Jimboomba’s opening round of the Australian Supercross Championship next month, Peters has opted to depart the team and has been released from his contract.

It’s understood the decision for Peters to exit Suzuki Australia’s factory-supported organisation following the outdoors was made in the latter stages of the MX Nationals, with relations between he and the team breaking down despite scoring a late podium at Toowoomba’s penultimate round.

“You know, with a few things going on, I thought it would be best to go home, regroup and reset,” Peters told “I want to come out strong for 2018. I don’t have a deal yet, but I’m talking to a few different people and we’ll see what comes up. If everything goes to plan I’ll get a good ride and be able to do supercross back home.”

“I’d definitely be willing to come back and ride for the right team, make it happen to win a championship,” he added. “I’d love to come back any time and race, but it’s been a bit of a tough year, so I’ll head back home and regroup.”

With Peters leaving altogether and team mainstay Luke Wilson due to return for supercross after sitting out the majority of motocross, Wilson Coolair Motul Suzuki is now assessing its alternate rider options for the supercross season.