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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

RedBud.

 

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

soon.”

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

upcoming stops.

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:

Southwick National

 

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

RedBud.”

 

“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”

About Suzuki: Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. (SMAI) distributes Motorcycles, ATVs,

Scooters, Outboard Motors and Automotive Parts and Accessories via an extensive

dealer network throughout 49 states. Suzuki Motor Corporation (SMC), based in

Hamamatsu, Japan, is a diversified worldwide manufacturer of Motorcycles, ATVs,

Scooters, Automobiles, Outboard Motors and related products. Founded in 1909 and

incorporated in 1920, SMC has business relations with 201 countries/regions. For more

information, visit www.suzuki.com.

 

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.

 

About Yoshimura R&D of America: Yoshimura is “The Leader in Performance” and

has been for 65 years. With unmatched skills, knowledge, and passion for racing,

Yoshimura is on the forefront of the aftermarket. Yoshimura exhaust systems are race

bred and feature the same legendary performance, fit, and quality that has been their

trademark for six decades. To learn more about Yoshimura and view their wide variety

of performance products, visit www.yoshimura-rd.com.

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Chase Curtis

Chase Curtis is an avid motocross and MTB rider, and he has been editing moto videos for a mere two years. He's also the Swapmoto Race Series on-site photographer and reporter. When he finishes college, he will join the SML staff full time.

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