Courtesy of Team Suzuki Press Office
Yoshimura/ Suzuki Factory Racing have signed Broc Tickle and Justin
Bogle to race Suzuki RM-Z450s in the 2017 Monster Energy AMA/ FIM World
Supercross and Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship with full factory
support from Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. (SMAI).
Tickle returns to the seat of the No. #20 Suzuki after spending the
previous four seasons with RCH. Last season, he was fifth in the points
and off to his best Pro Motocross start since 2012 before being
sidelined for the final third of the campaign after suffering an injury
at Spring Creek.
Bogle, the 2014 Eastern Regional 250 SX Class Champion, makes the move
to RCH from Geico Honda where he will pilot the No. #19 RM-Z450. Last
season, he notched one top-five and six top-10 finishes during his
rookie 450 class Supercross season.
“Combining the strengths of RCH, Yoshimura and Suzuki into a single
factory racing effort has been rewarding,” said Kerry Graeber, Vice
President, MC/ATV Sales and Marketing for SMAI. “And with Broc returning
and Justin joining the Suzuki family, we are eager for the 2017 season
RCH is coming off its most successful season to date after finishing
second in the 2016 Monster Energy Supercross Championship and collecting
its first premier class title where Ken Roczen rode the No. #94 Suzuki
RM-Z450 to the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship.
“Broc has been with RCH since 2013,” said RCH Racing co-founder Ricky
Carmichael. “He’s one of the sport’s most respected veterans and one of
those guys who gets better every year. We’re really happy to keep Broc
in the mix at RCH and to bring him along with us as part of our Suzuki
Factory effort. Justin won a championship in the 250 class and has shown
great promise on a 450. We're excited to see how quickly he meshes with
Broc, the team, and our championship-winning Suzuki RM-Z450.”
“After winning the 2016 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship this
summer, we’re chomping at the bit to get back racing,” added fellow RCH
Racing co-founder Carey Hart. “We have been working alongside Suzuki and
Yoshimura to refine this new program for 2017. We are excited to have
Broc back and to be able to bring a rider of Justin’s calibre on board.”
RCH/ Yoshimura/ Suzuki Factory Racing will be led by Team Manager Kyle
Bentley and will make its 2017 debut on January 7th at the Monster
Energy Supercross season opener in Anaheim, California.
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