WMX: Rockstar Suzuki Signs Jessica Patterson

2012 Women’s Motocross Championship

Rockstar Energy Racing Suzuki Yoshimura Bel Ray One Industries Losi has signed Jessica Patterson as the newest addition to its stable of talented riders.

The 28-year old Tallahassee native will compete for the 2012 Women’s Motocross Championship aboard the #2 Rockstar Energy Racing Suzuki RM-Z250.

Dave Gowland (Rockstar Energy Suzuki WMX Team Manager) says: "The team is very excited that the opportunity has been presented to us.

"We didn’t even realize that Jessica didn’t have a ride and we were really quite surprised. Once we had a chance to speak we became very excited – not just me but the entire team. I think this really rounds out our efforts and we look forward to Jessica competing on our bike and being apart of team for the rest of the season and beyond."

Patterson, a six-time Women’s Pro Motocross Champion, will round out an already potent Rockstar Energy Racing team including riders Blake Wharton, Martin Davalos, Hunter Hewitt and Jason Anderson.

Jessica Patterson says: "I’m very excited to be part of the Rockstar Energy Racing Suzuki team. The bike is amazing and I’ve already had a lot of fun on it. I want to thank the team and sponsors who made this possible and look forward to going out there and bringing them home a championship."

Patterson’s first race with the Rockstar Energy Racing Suzuki team will be the first round of the 2012 Women’s Motocross Championship at the Hangtown Motocross Classic, in Sacramento, Calif., on May 19.