Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. (SMAI) and RCH Racing introduced in the present day that they’ve reached a mutual choice to conclude their partnership efficient on the finish of the 2017 Lucas Oil Professional Motocross Championship.
After profitable the 2016 450MX Lucas Oil Professional Motocross Championship with Ken Roczen as a privately funded outfit, RCH, co-owned by Ricky Carmichael and Carey Hart, had been introduced as the only manufacturing facility effort for Suzuki in 2017 with Yoshimura Suzuki closing its doorways. It was later introduced that JGR would swap from Yamaha to Suzuki for 2017 with some manufacturing facility help.
Ricky Carmichael will proceed his position at Suzuki as a model ambassador as RCH pulls off the street.
“As defending AMA Professional Motocross Champions, it’s powerful to get to the purpose the place plans evolve and difficult enterprise selections should be made,” mentioned Carmichael. “My companion Carey Hart and I are very happy with our guys and grateful we had been capable of obtain the success we did as a group. I’m additionally personally trying ahead to persevering with my lengthy relationship with Suzuki in one other capability as we wind down RCH.”
“It’s been a privilege to work with such a pushed group of people and Suzuki may be very appreciative of the arduous work and efforts the group has put forth culminating within the 2016 AMA Professional Motocross Championship,” mentioned Kerry Graeber, Suzuki’s vice chairman, MC/ATV gross sales and advertising. “The group and Suzuki achieved their respective targets of profitable a championship and it’s gratifying to conclude this partnership efficiently.”
In a press launch, Suzuki mentioned it will announce additional plans for the 2018 season within the coming weeks.