The Autotrader/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing Team is pleased to announce that Justin Hill will move up to the 450 class and race select rounds of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship. Hill will race the all-new Suzuki RM-Z450 beginning next weekend at High Point Raceway in Mount Morris, PA. It is no surprise that the Autotrader Suzuki team is putting Justin on a 450 for a few Nationals to see how he does. Since Phil Nicoletti switched to the Rockstar Husky team, there would be RM-Z450s sitting idle. We all saw how great Justin looked on the Suzuki RM-Z450 in Supercross. He won a heat race battling with series veterans.
Justin Hill: “It’s really cool that the Autotrader/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing Team is giving me this chanceThis is something J-Bone [Jeremy Albrecht] and I talked about before the start of the Nationals. I’m stoked to see what the 450 class is all about before I make the full-time jump up next year. I had a lot of fun racing a few 450 Supercross rounds. The goal is to learn, and I’m excited for the opportunity.”
Jeremy Albrecht’s thoughts on Hill: “Justin has a tremendous amount of talent, and he has been working hard at increasing his intensity. The Suzuki RM-Z450 has proven to be an outstanding bike, as Hill showed during Supercross earlier in the year. The team isn’t putting any pressure on him to win the 450 class. The established stars are going really fast right now, but I like Hill’s attitude about this opportunity. We will evaluate Justin after several rounds and make the decision whether to have him contest the remaining 450 Nationals.”
In 250 news, Jimmy Decotis is scheduled to make his return at Muddy Creek Raceway on June 23rd. Additionally, 250 rookie Enzo Lopes will now contest the remaining nine rounds of the series for the Autotrader/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing Team.
Jeremy Albrecht: “Jimmy Decotis is looking very focused and fast on the RM-Z250 in preparation for his return at Muddy Creek in two weekends. I think he will catch quite a few people by surprise. Additionally, it’s great to provide Enzo Lopes with a ride for the remaining rounds of the series. The kid is learning the ropes of racing at the highest level. He’s professional, works hard, and is making progress.”
The 2018 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship will resume next Saturday at High Point Raceway for the fourth round of the 12-race series. Please visit www.jgrmxraceteam.com for more team news.