Justin Brayton will sit alongside Ken Roczen beneath the Honda HRC awning during the 2020 Monster Energy Supercross series, it was confirmed moments ago. Brayton will take the position previously occupied by Cole Seely – before he retired – and keep the seat warm before Chase Sexton makes his debut with the full-factory outfit at the first round of the 2020 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross series. A statement from Brayton is below.
"I'm beyond excited to be riding for factory Honda in the 2020 Supercross season. Riding with the team in 2012 was the achievement of a dream for me, and I had my best season so far that year. Now I feel like I'm living my dream all over again, just a little older and more experienced to be able to take full advantage of this opportunity."
Brayton has now left a vacant seat beneath the MotoConcepts awning – one that has not yet been filled – but the team owner Mike Genova was more than happy to let him join the factory effort. Genova released the following statement.
"Justin has been nothing less than professional and respectful since the idea of his joining the Honda team was presented. Justin has been a positive force on the MotoConcepts team, and I wish him nothing but the best in his future."
Justin Brayton was tenth in the 2019 Monster Energy Supercross series despite the fact that he missed three rounds with an injury.
Words: Lewis Phillips | Lead Image: Honda Racing Corporation