Fredrick Noren Matches Career-Best Result on Suzuki RM-Z450
JGRMX/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing score top-ten results at the Wick 338
Huntersville, NC (July 1, 2019) – The JGRMX/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing Team
traveled to the sands of Southwick, Massachusetts this past weekend for round six of
the 2019 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship. It didn’t take long for Fredrick Noren
to fit right in with the team, and feel comfortable on the RM-Z450. He delivered strong
results, carding an impressive top five result in the first moto and finishing seventh
overall of the day. Suzuki RM-Z250 rider Alex Martin also displayed steady results with
a top-ten overall. Teammate Kyle Peters was held back by a pair of crashes.
Noren received a call early last week to join the JGRMX/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory
Racing Team as a fill-in for injured Justin Hill. Racing as a privateer for most of the Pro
Motocross series, the Swedish fan-favorite jumped at the opportunity and kicked-off his
Suzuki debut strong.
“Fast Freddie” proved his talent and speed at the Wick 338 track, qualifying fifth fastest
of the day, and charging hard with the lead pack in both motos. Noren scored fifth place
in moto one, and dug deep to finish seventh in moto two; resulting in seventh overall. In
reality, Noren was in a three-way tie for fifth overall but was relegated to seventh based
on the series’ tie break scoring. That said, his fifth place in the opening moto matches a
career-best. Noren is excited to continue the momentum with the team, and finish out
the series with Suzuki.
“I had an awesome start with the JGRMX/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing crew in
finishing seventh overall,” said Noren. “Having the support system of everyone around
me this weekend was more helpful than I can explain. I couldn’t ask for a better bike in
the Suzuki RM-Z450. I’m excited for the remainder of the season.”
“This was the weekend that the team needed,” added Jeremy Albrecht, Team Manager.
“Freddie and the team did a great job leading into Southwick to prepare for the race. It
was a great combined effort. Noren’s excitement transferred over to the team and
proved that he is, in fact, ‘Fast Freddie,’ and I think he can do even better at RedBud.”
Alex Martin was eager to race the Southwick National, evidenced by his seventh place
qualifying time. Although a crash on the opening lap of the first moto buried him in the
pack, it didn’t stop the Minnesota native from putting on a charge to the front. A top-ten
start in the second moto, coupled with great speed, resulted in fifth place for the moto
and sixth overall of the day. A-Mart is looking to focus on his starts leading up to
Albrecht continued, “Alex rode well all day. He had a few crashes while trying to push
the limit and I am proud of him for trying so hard. I think he is poised for a break-out ride
Kyle Peters qualified well but crashed in the second moto and was unable to finish.
Peters continues to push through the adversity and looks for better results at the
The JGRMX/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing Team will travel to the famed RedBud
National in Buchanan, Michigan on Saturday, July 6th for the seventh round of the 2019
Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship.
JGRMX/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing Team Quotes:
Alex Martin [250 Class, 10-5 for 6th Place] – “Qualifying went significantly better this
weekend with logging the seventh-fastest time. I managed a decent start in the first
moto, only to have it last for three corners with a silly tip-over crash. I felt like I rode well
to go from about dead last to eighth, before a small crash put me back to tenth. I
overcame a mid-pack start in the second moto to finish fifth. I am still frustrated with my
starts. I will continue to make that a priority this week leading up to RedBud.”
Kyle Peters [250 Class, 16-35 for 20th Place] – “I had a great start in the first moto
and was right with my teammate Alex Martin. He stuffed his front end in a sand berm
and almost took me down, so I dropped back a bit. I had a good pace going while
running 12 th and tipped over halfway through the race. Then I crashed on the first lap
and caught a handlebar in the ribs that were already injured. I couldn’t breathe and
unfortunately wasn’t able to finish the moto. The track got gnarly. There weren’t any
places where you could relax.”
Fredrik Noren [450 Class, 5-7 for 7th Place] – “I had an awesome start with the
JGRMX/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing crew in finishing seventh overall. Having the
support system of everyone around me this weekend was more helpful than I can
explain. I couldn’t ask for a better bike in the Suzuki RM-Z450. I’m excited for the
remainder of the season.”
Jeremy Albrecht [Team Manager] – “This was the weekend that the team needed.
Fredrik Noren and the team did a great job leading into Southwick to prepare for the
race. It was a great combined effort. Noren’s excitement transferred over to the team.
Freddie proved that he is, in fact, ‘Fast Freddie,’ and I think he can do even better at
“In the 250 class, Alex Martin rode well all day. He had a few crashes while trying to
push the limit. I am proud of him for trying so hard. I think Alex is poised for a break-out
ride. Kyle Peters qualified better than in past races and was riding well. He crashed in
the second moto and injured his ribs, which ended his day”
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About JGRMX: Joe Gibbs Racing Motocross (JGRMX), based in Huntersville, NC, was
founded in 2007 by Coy Gibbs, son of NFL Hall of Fame head coach and multi-time
NASCAR Championship winning team owner Joe Gibbs. JGRMX competes in both the
Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship series as well as the Monster Energy
Supercross series with support from Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. aboard Suzuki RM-
Z250 and RM-Z450 race machines.
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