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Colt Nichols & Beta USA Announce Early, Mutual Separation


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Beta USA and Colt Nichols have announced an early termination of their team-rider relationship. The decision ended what was to be a two-year agreement between the newly formed factory effort and the 2021 250 East SX champion but followed a challenging season of shoulder injuries and struggles with the motorcycle that saw Nichols compete in eight main events and finish 20th in the 450 class point standings.

“I felt for my well-being and the future of my career this is the best thing for me to do at the moment,” said Nichols in his social post. “I wish them nothing but the best in the future.”

“I appreciate Colt for the time he spent with the Beta USA team and we wish him all the best for his future,” said Carlen Gardner, Team Manager.

“When building a new team, success does not generally come overnight. There are highs and lows,” continued Beta USA President Tim Pilg in the corporate press release. “Our team worked extremely hard with Colt however with him being injured, and then coming back mid-season, it was a tough uphill battle. We will continue to push non-stop to develop our team into something special. I wish Colt the best for the future.”

Nichols is currently ranked 24th in the SMX championship standings with 62 points. 

Michael Antonovich

Michael Antonovich has a wealth of experience with over 10 years of moto-journalism under his belt. A lifelong racing enthusiast and rider, Anton is the Editor of Swapmoto Live and lives to be at the race track.

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