Fill-in rider to join the anticipated return of Roczen in outdoor series.
Geico Honda regular Christian Craig will remain aboard the Team Honda HRC CRF450R that he’s been piloting in place of Cole Seely in the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship for the upcoming Pro Motocross series.
Seely, who fractured his pelvis and sacrum at the Tampa round of supercross, is still on a non-weight bearing restriction, which has prompted the factory outfit to enlist Craig for outdoor series alongside the anticipated return of Ken Roczen.
“I’m really happy to continue riding for Team Honda HRC through the outdoor season,” Craig commented. “I’ve been on their bike a lot in the last couple seasons and feel really comfortable on it and working with the whole team. They’ve made me feel nothing but welcome since day one.
“We spent a few days testing up at Zaca Station before Easter, and it went well, so I’m happy to see where we are with the setup right now. I’m excited for the summer and am ready to put in some good results.”
Craig has been racing under the Honda HRC awning since the Atlanta round of supercross, while in 2017 he completed a similar role with the team during the motocross championship.