Decotis Joins Autotrader/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Team

Cycle News Staff | October 17, 2017

Decotis Joins Autotrader/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Team – Jimmy Decotis has been picked up by the JGRMX AutoTrader/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing Team for 2018. He moves over from the Geico Honda squad. Decotis will ride yellow in the 2018 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship in the 250SX class, and his deal with the team “includes the potential to also contest the 250 motocross series.”

Decotis Joins Autotrader/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Team

Decotis Joins Autotrader/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Team
Nine-year-pro Jimmy Decotis moves over to the Autotrader/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing Team for 2018.

“I heard that Suzuki was making a big push with their 250 program,” Decotis said. “I immediately went to JGRMX and met with the team. Believe it or not, the first free sponsored bike I ever got was a Suzuki RM-Z250 when I was an amateur. John Dowd helped me get my foot in the door. I still think about the day the truck showed up with a free RM-Z250 in it. My dad and I were freaking out! I really liked the brand and did well, which is why I wanted to get back on yellow. I figured it was a good idea to visit with the team and throw my hat in the ring.

“I signed with JGRMX because they believe in me,” added Decotis who hails from Massachusetts. “I really like the team and the atmosphere. It’s a very good fit. There are a lot of positives, and I feel that I can be the guy to get Suzuki up front. This is where I belong.”

Decotis Joins Autotrader/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Team

Team Manager Jeremy Albrecht said, “I have known Jimmy for a while and always kept my eye on him. Now that we’ve reached a partnership with Suzuki Motor Corporation of America, Inc., we have the ability to field a full factory effort. Decotis was on my wish list. He strikes me as a consummate professional who knows what it takes to succeed. It goes without saying that Jimmy has the talent to perform at the highest level. I’m excited to begin working with Jimmy.”

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