JGRMX/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing score top-ten results at the Wick 338
BREA, CA – July 1, 2019 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – The JGRMX/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing Team traveled to the sands of Southwick, Massachusetts this past weekend for round six of the 2019 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship. It didn’t take long for Fredrick Noren to fit right in with the team, and feel comfortable on the RM-Z450. He delivered strong results, carding an impressive top-five result in the first moto and finishing seventh overall of the day. Suzuki RM-Z250 rider Alex Martin also displayed steady results with a top-ten overall. Teammate Kyle Peters was held back by a pair of crashes.
Noren received a call early last week to join the JGRMX/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing Team as a fill-in for injured Justin Hill. Racing as privateer for most of the Pro Motocross series, the Swedish fan-favorite jumped at the opportunity and kicked-off his Suzuki debut strong.
“Fast Freddie” proved his talent and speed at the Wick 338 track, qualifying fifth fastest of the day, and charging hard with the lead pack in both motos. Noren scored fifth place in moto one, and dug deep to finish seventh in moto two; resulting in seventh overall. In reality, Noren was in a three-way tie for fifth overall but was relegated to seventh based on the series’ tie break scoring. That said, his fifth place in the opening moto matches a career-best. Noren is excited to continue the momentum with the team, and finish out the series with Suzuki.
“I had an awesome start with the JGRMX/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing crew in finishing seventh overall,” said Noren. “Having the support system of everyone around me this weekend was more helpful than I can explain. I couldn’t ask for a better bike in the Suzuki RM-Z450. I’m excited for the remainder of the season.”
“This was the weekend that the team needed,” added Jeremy Albrecht, Team Manager. “Freddie and the team did a great job leading into Southwick to prepare for the race. It was a great combined effort. Noren’s excitement transferred over to the team and proved that he is, in fact, ‘Fast Freddie,’ and I think he can do even better at RedBud.”
Alex Martin (#26) scores sixth overall, proving speed and improved starts on his RM-Z250.
Alex Martin was eager to race the Southwick National, evidenced by his seventh place qualifying time. Although a crash on the opening lap of the first moto buried him in the pack, it didn’t stop the Minnesota native from putting on a charge to the front. A top-ten start in the second moto, coupled with great speed, resulted in fifth place for the moto and sixth overall of the day. A-Mart is looking to focus on his starts leading up to RedBud.
Albrecht continued, “Alex rode well all day. He had a few crashes while trying to push the limit and I am proud of him for trying so hard. I think he is poised for a break-out ride soon.”
Kyle Peters (#55) fought hard on his RM-Z250 at Southwick.
Kyle Peters qualified well but crashed in the second moto and was unable to finish. Peters continues to push through the adversity and looks for better results at the upcoming stops.
The JGRMX/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing Team will travel to the famed RedBud National in Buchanan, Michigan on Saturday, July 6th for the seventh round of the 2019 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship.
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Joe Gibbs Racing Motocross (JGRMX), based in Huntersville, NC, was founded in 2007 by Coy Gibbs, son of NFL Hall of Fame head coach and multi-time NASCAR Championship winning team owner Joe Gibbs. JGRMX competes in both the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship series as well as the Monster Energy Supercross series with support from Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. aboard Suzuki RM-Z250 and RM-Z450 race machines.
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