JGRMX Announces 2018 450 Motocross Team Lineup

Cycle News Staff | September 7, 2017

JGRMX Announces 2018 450 Motocross Team Lineup – The JGR Autotrader/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing Team has announced its 450cc supercross/motocross lineup for 2018. Returning is Weston Peick and new to the team is Justin Bogle, who spent the 2017 season with RCH Suzuki which recently disbanded.

JGRMX Announces 2018 450 Motocross Team Lineup

JGRMX Announces 2018 450 Motocross Team Lineup
Justin Bogle has joined the JGR Autotrader/Yoshimura/Suzuki Racing Team

Both riders will compete in the 450SX and 450MX classes and both will compete in the upcoming Monster Energy Cup in Las Vegas, October 14.

“I’m obviously very excited to be on the team, and I’m beyond thankful for the opportunity,” said Bogle who won his first 450MX National last month. “It has been a rough couple of years, but things are starting to turn around. I’m very happy with my program, my training, and my personal life. This is all coming together at the perfect time. Truthfully, I wouldn’t have been ready for this chance two years ago. As cliché as it sounds, everything happens for a reason. I have learned from my struggles and have grown as a result. I’m excited to be working with an incredible team of people, and I feel good about our chances in 2018.”

Peick is excited to continue his relationship with the team.

“I couldn’t be happier to sign with JGR again for 2018,” said Peick. They’ve believed in me for several years. I have the utmost confidence that together we accomplish great things, and I plan on continuing my career with them long past 2018. I’m eager to ride the all-new 2018 Suzuki RM-Z450 and begin testing for the upcoming season.”

Autotrader/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing team manager Jeremy Albrecht is elated to have Peick and Bogle under the JGR tent for 2018. “This next season is shaping up to be a great year. Weston has made huge strides since joining the JGR squad. His never-say-die attitude and commitment to his craft embody what JGR is all about.” Albrecht continued, “Justin Bogle has been a revelation this summer. It’s obvious that he has the skills and dedication required to be on the top step of the podium, and I’m confident in his abilities.”

With regard to the union between Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. (SMAI) and JGR, Jeremy Albrecht added, “We’re excited as a team to join forces with Suzuki. Moving forward, I feel that Weston Peick and Justin Bogle are very important pieces of the puzzle. With factory equipment, our team of specialized technicians and the all-new Suzuki RM-Z450, both riders have all the necessary tools to succeed.”

No word yet as to where former JGR team member Justin Barcia, who was replaced by Bogle, is heading for 2018.

JGRMX Announces 2018 450 Motocross Team Lineup

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