Nico Izzi has overcome more issues in five years than many do in a lifetime, but 2013 might be the revival of his career. In 2009, he was a part of the Makita Suzuki factory team and a front runner in the East Coast Lites Supercross division until a shattered heel at the Jacksonville round derailed his career. The recovery was more tedious than the public realized, and the setbacks continued when a contract renewal from the team that groomed him through the amateur ranks and into the pros never came. Over the next few years, Izzi bounced between both privateer and Yamaha supported teams with flashes of his former speed coming sporadically both indoors and out. His 2012 results caught the eye of the Rockstar Suzuki outfit and next season he will be back aboard the bikes that he grew up on.