HENDERSONVILL, N.C. Former 125 MX World Champion and AMA East/West Supercross Champion, and AMA 450 National MX Champion Grant Langston has been named as the team manager for the 2012 Team Ohlins USA Supercross team.
Stacey Berger, Öhlins USA Off-Road Manager said, "We're excited to have Grant coming on board. I can't think of anyone better to take Team Öhlins USA to the next level. Grant has helped us with testing as well as working with our riders, so we know how great his work ethic is, and how much he's going to bring to the table for the team. This is going to be a great year for us."
Langston will be support the team's A.J. Catanzaro at this weekend's Monster Energy Cup in Las Vegas. The team, however, has not finalized its riders for the 2012 season.
"Being a team manager was a goal of mine," said Langston. "In planning what to do when I was done racing, this is it. It's something I fit in well with: working with young talent, helping riders grow. I think I've got the personality for it. I met Stacey when I was racing because he approached me about using Öhlins suspension. We stayed in contact, last year I helped with the team's rider training. I put out feelers about being a team manager and then this all fell into place. The timing was perfect. It's a good group of people and I'm looking forward to committing myself to this."