With the start of the 2018 Monster Energy Supercross Series soon approaching, it’s time for riders and teams to detail their plans for the coming year. Unfortunately for some, it’s also the time that some are forced to announce the exit from professional competition. That’s the case now for Gannon Audette, as the long-time 250 class racer has stated that he will no longer race at the highest level of the sport with a post on his Instagram account.
Audette’s career spans back to 2011, as the young racer thirteenth overall in the point standings of the 250 East Coast SX portion of the Monster Energy Supercross Series series and fifteenth overall in the point standings of the 250 class in the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship. Audette hovered in the top-twenty of the 250 class for nearly all of his career, despite being on smaller operations through nearly his entire career. The high point of Audette’s accomplishments came in 2016, when he was hired as a fill-in rider for the Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki team and finished third in the 250 main event at the 2016 Indianapolis SX.
We extend our congratulations to Audette for his career and for what comes next in his life…
It is with a heavy heart that today I announce my retirement from professional motocross and supercross. Dirtbikes have been my whole life until this summer and it has made me realize a lot of things in life and has led me to make this decision. I have met so many people and have made so many memories racing all over the world that I will cherish and remember for the rest of my life good and bad. I want to thank everyone who has helped me through my amateur career along with my pro career. I will miss the fans as they gave me a lot of purpose to be out there on the track giving them a show and having a lot fun while doing it. I will still be at select few rounds of supercross as a spectator to cheer everyone on. Thank you to everyone!