A deal that has been known for months is finally official, as Answer Racing has announced a two-year contract to be the official gear brand for the 250 class portion of the JGRMX/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing team. Uniform gear deals are common for 250 class teams and with this, the four-rider squad of Alex Martin, Kyle Peters, Jimmy Decotis, and Enzo Lopes will wear Answer Racing gear, Arai helmets, SCOTT goggles, and Gaerne boots.
In addition to the gear announcement, this also serves as confirmation of the team’s roster for 2019. We have known that all four riders had worked out agreements with JGRMX, but only Martin’s deal was confirmed by an offseason press release from the team.
Below is the complete press release from Answer Racing…
Answer Racing is pleased to announce the signing of the JGR/Yoshimura/Suzuki 250 Factory Team to a multi-year deal.
The team will be competing in the Monster Energy Supercross series in both the East and West regions with riders Alex Martin, Jimmy Decotis, Kyle Peters and Enzo Lopes. Later in the year, they will turn their sights to the Lucas Oil Outdoor Motocross Series.
JGR Suzuki's Jeremy Albrecht states, "We're beyond excited to partner with Answer Racing for 2019 and 2020. Answer has long been on the cutting edge of design and style trends. The JGRMX Suzuki 250 Factory Team riders rave about the performance and fit of the Answer Racing gear. It's cool how our 250 athletes will have a cohesive look in the pits and out on the track. These are several reasons why the JGRMX/Answer Racing partnership is a win-win."
"JGR Suzuki operates a very professional program that we are very happy to be a part of. We are looking forward to working with the 250 program for the next two years and have the ability to showcase all of Answer Racing's newest apparel", stated marketing manager Randy Valade.
The JGR/Yoshimura/ Suzuki 250 Factory Team will make their Answer Racing debut on January 5th at Anaheim Stadium.