First it was a parting of the ways with Yoshimura, then ending contracts with long-time brand ambassadors Travis Pastrana and Ricky Carmichael and now comes word that Joe Gibbs Racing MX will no longer field the factory Suzuki squad. “Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. has concluded its partnership with Joe Gibbs Racing,” is the official announcement.
“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.