Swedish contender storms to seventh overall in maiden factory Suzuki outing.
Swedish talent Fredrik Noren matched his career-best moto finish in the premier class while making his debut with JGRMX Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing at Southwick’s sixth round of the 2019 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship.
Called into factory squad just last week to fill-in for injured regular Justin Hill throughout the remainder of the season, Noren stormed to fifth in the opening encounter, followed by a seventh place finish in race two.
His combined 5-7 scorecard granted him seventh overall, however his score of 30 points saw him tied for fifth in the classification.
“I had an awesome start with the JGRMX Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing crew in finishing seventh overall,” said Noren. “Having the support system of everyone around me this weekend was more helpful than I can explain. I couldn’t ask for a better bike in the Suzuki RM-Z450. I’m excited for the remainder of the season.”
Team manager Jeremy Albrecht added: “This was the weekend that the team needed. Freddie and the team did a great job leading into Southwick to prepare for the race. It was a great combined effort. Noren’s excitement transferred over to the team and proved that he is, in fact, ‘Fast Freddie’ and I think he can do even better at RedBud.”
Starting the season out as a privateer on Honda machinery, Noren is ranked 11th in the championship standings as the series heads to RedBud this weekend.