It is confirmed Grant Langston will ride the 125 Lites West Coast Supercross division, starting January 7th, 2006. This means he will not be able to run his East Coast #1 plate. But Grant has another number 1 on his mind. No rider in the history of motocross has won every major 125 title.
Grant has won the following:
- 125cc World Motocross Champion in 2000
- 125cc Individual Motocross Des Nation Champion in 2000
- 125cc Bercy Supercross Champion in 2002
- 125cc AMA National Champion in 2003
- 125cc AMA East Coast Champion in 2005
The only title missing to complete the 125cc Grand Slam is the 125cc West Coast title, so Grant will be at Anaheim 1 with his permanent #8 plate.
Asked how things were going Grant replied, This is the first year I am going into a supercross season really fully prepared. I have been injury-free for a while now and because most of the other Pro Circuit riders have been injured, I have done most of the testing. Because of this I am a lot more comfortable on the bike then I was a year ago, and as you know the guys at Pro Circuit never stop working and developing.
Grant, who is 23, also said 2006 would be his last in the 125/Lite division as he would be moving to the 250/Open class full time in 2007.
For more information please visit www.langstonracing.com