Justin Hill Joins JGR Factory Suzuki Team

Cycle News Staff | October 3, 2017

Justin Hill Joins JGR Factory Suzuki Team – Justin Hill will wear the number-one plate on an Autotrader/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing Team after signing with the team for the 2018 and 2019 supercross/motocross seasons. Hill spent 2017 on the Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki Team where he won the 2017 Monster Energy AMA Supercross 250 Western Regional title. The year before that he was with KTM (2015-’16).

Justin Hill Joins JGR Factory Suzuki Team

Justin Hill Joins JGR Factory Suzuki Team
Justin Hill will defending the 250SX West title on an Autotrader/Yoshimura factory-backed Suzuki.

“It’s an honor to be a part of the Autotrader/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing effort. I have known [team manager] Jeremy Albrecht for a while now, and have always respected the JGRMX program,” stated Justin Hill. “I was blown away after taking a tour of the team’s headquarters in Huntersville, N.C. It’s amazing how they invest so much time and money into finding solutions in an effort to gain a competitive edge. I knew immediately that I needed to be involved with them.”

Team manager Joel Albrecht said, “Justin is a phenomenal talent. He has incredible ability on a motorcycle and is the cornerstone of our 250 program. In getting to know Justin, I’m also impressed with his professionalism and demeanor.”

Justin Hill is no stranger to Suzuki, having raced on a RM-Z250 and RM-Z450 as an amateur in 2010. Hill explained, “I won my first big bike championship on a Suzuki and have fond memories of the brand. Comfort on the bike, as well as confidence in the team, are crucial to a rider’s success. JGR expressed their faith by offering me a multi-year deal that extends into the 450 class. I’m looking forward to defending my 250 West Supercross title on the Suzuki RM-Z250, making a big push outdoors in what will be my last year in the 250 class, and then taking the pathway up to the 450 class with JGRMX in 2019.”

Justin Hill Joins JGR Factory Suzuki Team
Hill’s new ride.

The Autotrader/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing Team will make its 250 debut at the opening round of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross series in Anaheim, California, January 6, 2018.

Justin Hill Joins JGR Factory Suzuki Team

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