It’s Official: Tedesco To Pro Circuit Kawasaki

Kit Palmer | May 17, 2012

The Monster Energy/Pro Circuit Kawasaki made it official this morning that Ivan Tedesco will indeed be re-joining his former team for the upcoming Lucas Oil AMA Motocross Pro Championship series, which gets underway this weekend at Hangtown.

Tedesco gave the PC team two West Lites Supercross Championship in 2004 and 2005, as well as a 125cc outdoor title in 2005. Since then he’s ridden on two factory teams – Suzuki and Honda – as well as for Valli Yamaha and most recently the Hart & Huntington Kawasaki team. Ever since moving up to the 450 class in ’06, Tedesco has been slowed by injuries, including a broken finger that caused him to miss much of the 2012 Supercross season.

Tedesco will compete in the 250 class in this year’s outdoor series alongside teammates Broc Tickle and defending 250 champion Dean Wilson. Darryn Durham is also expected rejoin the team on the track as soon as his injured shoulder heals.

“I’m really pumped to join the team again seven years later,” said Tedesco in a release from the team. “I’m hoping to have a lot of fun this summer and get some good results. Ultimately, the goal is to be a factor in the title hunt by the end of the series. Working with Mitch and Bones again on the 250 is going to be really cool. I feel right at home here.”

Kit Palmer | Off-Road Editor

Kit Palmer started his career at Cycle News in 1984 and he’s been testing dirt and streetbikes every since – plus covering any event that uses some form of a knobby tire. He’s also our resident motorcycle mileage man with a commute of 120 miles a day.