The Autotrader Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing team have finally completed their team, which will consist of six riders, for next year. Phil Nicoletti, who been with the JGR outfit for quite some time now, has re-signed with the squad and will compete in the 250SX class in Monster Energy Supercross.
“I’m looking forward to continuing my racing career with JGRMX,” Nicoletti said in a press release. “The crew members and I have formed a great relationship from our years of experience. It’s exciting to see Suzuki’s commitment to the 250 class, and I fully expect to be battling for podium finishes every weekend. I got a taste of 250 Supercross racing in 2017. With that under my belt, I’m looking for much more this coming season.“
Although Nicoletti’s deal is for the 250SX series only, there is a chance that he could end up in Lucas Oil Pro Motocross for the team. That decision will be made at a later date, as just two of the four 250F riders will get a shot at the outdoor series.
Words: Lewis Phillips | Lead Image: Monster Energy/Ryne Swanberg