450 class rookie to join Anstie and Enticknap in new-look primary effort.
HEP Motorsports has become the lead Suzuki team in Monster Energy Supercross and Lucas Oil Pro Motocross for 2021, adding Brandon Hartranft to its three-rider roster.
It’s been no secret that former TLD KTM rider Hartranft was moving up to the 450 class with HEP alongside the returning Max Anstie and Adam Enticknap.
Twisted Tea will remain the title sponsor of HEP through next season, with Suzuki extending its commitment to the program after the closure of outgoing factory team JGRMX.
Of this year’s JGRMX Suzuki riders, Joey Savatgy has signed with Rocky Mountain ATV/MC KTM, Alex Martin has a Manluk Rock River Yamaha Merge Racing deal and Fredrik Noren will be Kawasaki-mounted in an independent effort.
All three riders will compete within the premier class riding factory-backed RM-Z450 machinery next season, the squad set to formally debut at Houston’s Supercross season-opener on Saturday, 16 January.