CHINO, CA (December 23, 2011) – As the beginning of the 2012 AMA/FIM Supercross season approaches, the Yoshimura Suzuki Racing Team is more than ready to rumble. Heading into the first Supercross race of the season at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA, on Saturday, January 7, Yoshimura Suzuki’s Brett Metcalfe is looking forward to putting his Yoshimura Suzuki RM-Z450 on the podium in what will be his sophomore year racing the premier Supercross class.
“I’m really excited about Anaheim 1,” said Metcalfe. “Last season, I had a tough time and I made some mistakes that took me out of the Supercross championship, but I learned a lot. And we really hit some points in the off-season testing and, right now, I think I’m riding the best Supercross I ever have. I’m excited about that, and I can’t wait until January 7th comes around and we get to go racing. I think we’ll be well prepared and hungry to get out there. I’m just looking forward to going for those race wins and putting the Yoshimura Suzuki RM-Z450 up front.”
Last year, Metcalfe made his debut in the Supercross class at the season-opening Anaheim race and enjoyed a solid performance. The Australian-born rider finished third in his heat race and got a good start in the main event before finishing up an impressive eighth. He captured another top-10 finish at the second Anaheim event after putting in a consistent and aggressive ride. Although injuries shortened his 2011 Supercross season, Metcalfe showed his ability during the Motocross season, scoring an overall win, as well as two podiums and three top-five finishes. Metcalfe finished the season a solid fourth in points in the 2011 AMA Pro Motocross series.
“We’re really looking forward to the upcoming 2012 season and we’re excited about Anaheim 1,” said Yoshimura Suzuki Team Manager Mike Webb. “We are extremely happy to have Brett as part of our team
and are looking for great things from him. Metty has shown he has the stuff to win and is a great ambassador for the sport and a quality representative for Yoshimura and Suzuki.”
Team Yoshimura Suzuki Racing will be aggressively campaigning the championship-winning Yoshimura Suzuki RM-Z450 in the 2012 AMA/FIM Supercross series, which kicks off Saturday, January 7th at round one at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA. 2012 AMA/FIM Supercross Champi- onship at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA.
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