The Autotrader Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing team announced the fourth member of their team today. It was already known that Weston Peick and Justin Bogle would be competing for the squad, then it was announced at the start of the month that Justin Hill would lead the 250F side. It has now been revealed that Jimmy Decotis will be the second rider aboard a RM-Z250.
"I heard that Suzuki was making a big push with their 250 program," Decotis said in a press release. "I immediately went to JGRMX and met with the team. Believe it or not, the first free sponsored bike I ever got was a Suzuki RM- Z250 when I was an amateur. John Dowd helped me get my foot in the door. I still think about the day the truck showed up with a free RM-Z250 in it. My dad and I were freaking out! I really liked the brand and did well, which is why I wanted to get back on yellow. I figured it was a good idea to visit with the team and throw my hat in the ring."
"I signed with JGRMX because they believe in me," Decotis continued. "I really like the team and the atmosphere. It's a very good fit. There are a lot of positives and I feel that I can be the guy to get Suzuki up front. This is where I belong," he concluded.
Although the deal is primarily for Monster Energy Supercross, JGR confirmed that there is a chance that he'll end up in Lucas Oil Pro Motocross. Decotis was one of the most consistent 250SX West riders this season, as he did not drop outside of the top ten at all. Fifth was the position that he eventually acquired in the series standings.
Words: Lewis Phillips | Lead Image: Sean Ogden