Suzuki And JGRMX Call It Quits
Suzuki announced it has terminated its relationship with JGRMX (Joe Gibbs Racing). The North Carolina-based outfit ran Suzuki’s factory racing effort in Supercross and motocross for the past few years but Suzuki has decided to change directions, though it is not clear what direction that is at the moment.
It’s no secret the team has been struggling with results lately, some of which had to do with untimely injuries to many of the team’s key racers. However, Suzuki said in a release that it will announce its future racing plans soon.
Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. has concluded its partnership with Joe Gibbs Racing. The combined efforts of Suzuki and JGRMX were able to deliver solid results and raise the level of performance of each of the team’s riders.
Together, Suzuki and JGRMX demonstrated the potential of the Suzuki RM-Z250 and RM-Z450 motocross machines over several successful racing seasons.
“Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. is honored to have worked with a premier racing partner like Joe Gibbs Racing,” said Chris Wheeler, Suzuki’s MX Support Manager. “This partnership produced solid success and many strong friendships over the past several seasons and we would like to thank the entire team at JGRMX for their hard work, passion, and dedication to Suzuki racing.”
Wheeler added that Suzuki will announce its plans for the upcoming 2021 Supercross and Motocross racing season in the coming days. CN