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THE OTHER SHOE HAS FINALLY DROPPED! TEAM YOSHIMURA SUZUKI ANNOUNCED

Yoshimura Racing and American Suzuki Motor Corporation are proud to announce plans for the upcoming Supercross and motocross seasons. For 2012, Team Yoshimura Suzuki Racing will be aggressively campaigning the championship winning Yoshimura-prepared Suzuki RM-Z450 in the 2012 AMA Supercross and AMA Pro Motocross series. Yoshimura Racing and American Suzuki together have built a long history of dominating US racing in AMA Superbike and now AMA Supercross and Motocross. Yoshimura has led the factory Suzuk…

DREAM JOBS: HOW TO MAKE A LIVING DOING WHAT YOU LOVE (09/14/11)

MIKE WEBB SUZUKI TEAM MANAGER STARTING POINT: ?I started racing in 1972 and got into the industry as a magazine test rider. I switched from motocross to offroad, and in 1992, Suzuki gave me the opportunity to be their offroad race team manager. I?ve been with Suzuki ever since. I?ve also been involved with R&D and testing on the production bikes on the motocross side, and I?m still involved in final testing.? THE JOB: ?Just recently I switched over to the motocross program as team manager. In o…

MOTOCROSS ACTION’S MID-WEEK REPORT (01/02/11)

By John Minert PHOTO OF THE WEEK Yesterday Monster/Kawasaki factory rider Jake Weimer broke his arm while riding at teammate Ryan Villopoto’s Supercross track in SoCal. The newly appointed 450 rider looks to be out at least a few weeks, although there’s no official word yet on Weimer’s return to racing. With Kawasaki missing one rider in the stable, wouldn’t it be something to see Christophe Pourcel earn a shot on the team? Of course Pourcel wouldn’t want to play the roll of a fill-in rider, but odds ar…

2011 MOTOCROSS SIGNING NEWS: BRETT METCALFE TO SUZUKI, MIKE WEBB NAMED TEAM MANAGER

Suzuki team manager Mike Webb’s first duty was to interview Ricky Carmichael and Brett Metcalfe at the Suzuki dealer show. MXA confirmed with Mike Webb that Brett Metcalfe will be on the team and Brett Metcalfe tweeted, ” Its official!! I am joining the factory Suzuki squad for the 2011 season. Very stoked!!! Just finished the dealer convention in Vegas today!” This is the official press release: Off-road racing legend Mike Webb will be leading Rockstar Makita Suzuki’s 2011 Championship efforts as Team …