Broc Tickle Returns For Tampa Supercross
Broc Tickles returns for Tamp Supercross. The former 250SX West champ was suspended from racing for two years following his failure of a WADA urinalysis at the 2018 San Diego Supercross. He was suspended for an ingredient in an over-the-counter supplement that had a different name on the label from the name WADA uses on their banned-substances list. But that’s all behind him now, and he will make his return this weekend, February 15, at the Tampa Supercross. He’ll be filling in for injured 450SX riders Joey Savatgy and Fredrik Noren on the JGRMX/Yoshimura/Suzuki Racing Team. He has been testing with the team for the past few weeks.
“I’m really excited for this opportunity with the JGRMX/Yoshimura/Suzuki Team,” says Tickle. “I had a great thing put together but there were still some missing pieces that on race day can really come into play, and JGR has those pieces being the Suzuki effort. I’ve had success in the past with Suzuki, so when we got to communicating and putting things together, it just ended up working out and made sense to move forward with the JGR Suzuki program.
“I’m ready to go racing and looking forward to just getting back in the mix. The overall goal is to go out, enjoy it, have fun, and do the best I can do. Two years of not racing is a big deal, but I’m up for the challenge and eager to be back on the gate as well as being back to training, riding, and doing this at the highest level.”
Team manager Jeremy Albrecht said, “I’m excited to see Broc back on a Suzuki this weekend in Tampa. He has been testing and riding in North Carolina with our team for a couple weeks and will finish out the Supercross season on our team. His speed and fitness are good so we will see this weekend where he ends up. I’m happy that we have great partners that helped make this happen.”