Late night news out of Washington. Sounds like something came up with Team LVN100/Nut Up/Perry Concept/Suzuki squad and their rider Cedric Soubeyras ahead of the 2018 Seattle Supercross, and the rider was going to be left with a motorcycle at thirteenth round of the 2018 Monster Energy Supercross Series. Details seem pretty scarce right now, but it looks like after some scrambling, Soubeyras was able to score some sort of support from the H.E.P. Motorsports Suzuki Racing and the AutoTrader/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing teams for the weekend. We just received an email from Stephane LeGrande of LeBig USA that included a quick quote from the H.E.P. Motorsports crew.
“We felt bad for Cedric when we learned what happened to him. I've seen how hard he has been trying the last couple of races. His 14th place in Indianapolis was impressive. We couldn't leave him without a ride in Seattle especially in the mud where he excels. That's a real pleasure to welcome him to the team this weekend. He will be a great addition next to Dustin Pipes, Henry Miller and Kyle Cunningham in the premier class aboard the all-new Snuffy Racing/HEP 2018 RM-Z450 we built at the last minute for him.”
Soubeyras, who is from France, came to the United States for what was to be a limited run in the 450 class, but when both Matt Bisceglia and Josh Hansen were sidelined by issues, he joined Team LVN100/Nut Up/Perry Concept/Suzuki. With a fourteenth place finish at Indianapolis, his best of the year so far, Soubeyras is ranked twenty-fourth in the championship.