2012 AMA Supercross/Motocross
The American Honda team has announced its rider lineup for the 2012 AMA Supercross/Motocross championships.
Remaining on the 450 team will be Trey Canard, but the Oklahoma native will have a new teammate next year: Justin Brayton.
Brayton, who competed on the Muscle Milk/Toyota/J.G.R Yamaha in 2011, will contest next to Canard aboard a CRF450F. Brayton finished ninth overall in 2011 AMA Supercross, and seventh overall in 2011 AMA Motocross.
As for Canard, he suffered a broken femur during 2011 AMA MX, but is expected to be a top contender in 2012.
Erik Kehoe (American Honda Team Manager) says: "I think 2012 is going to be an exciting year of racing for American Honda.
"Trey has demonstrated time and again he has what it takes to win. He finished on a string of podiums last year, including winning three Supercross’ and was well in the championship hunt. Throughout his professional racing career, Justin has shown great speed in the 450 competition and he’s always a contender to podium or win. We are really excited to see what he can do on a factory Honda-prepared CRF450R."
American Honda reports that returning to factory team for her fourth season with the team is three-time Women’s Motocross Champion Ashley Fiolek. The 21-year-old racer will defend her 2011 Women’s Motocross (WMX) title in the 2012 season aboard her Honda CRF250R.
Erik Kehoe says: "We are exceptionally proud of Ashley’s achievements this past season as she battled hard to win the WMX title for her third time. Ashley does a tremendous job representing Honda not only to the Motocross community but to the mainstream media and she’s a fantastic role model to youth. We are extremely happy to continue working with her in 2012."