Matt Bisceglia to Ride for Yoshimura Suzuki RM-Z450
The Yoshimura Suzuki Team has struggled throughout 2016 Monster Energy Supercross and so far in the 2016 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross championships, its riders – James Stewart and Blake Baggett – plagued with injuries.
Stewart and Baggett will be once again sidelined for this weekend’s Motocross round in Lakewood, Colo. but this won’t prevent Yoshimura Suzuki from racing. The 2013 AMA Horizon Award winner Matt Bisceglia will substitute for the injured riders.
Since going pro three years ago, the Weatherford, Texas, native has been a regular top-10 finish in the 250 East Regional Supercross and 250 Motocross Nationals.
Yoshimura Suzuki reports that Bisceglia is no stranger to Suzuki, having most recently raced a Suzuki RM-Z250 for the MAD Racing/Yoshimura/Suzuki team during this year’s 250 East Region Supercross series. A podium at the Toronto round was a highlight for Matt and the MAD Racing/Yoshimura Suzuki team.
“I’m really looking forward to racing the Yoshimura Suzuki RM-Z450 this weekend,” said Bisceglia. “It’s definitely a dream come true to have the opportunity to race a 450 for a factory team. It’s the pinnacle of the sport and what every rider strives to achieve. I’m thankful to Suzuki for the opportunity. We’ve had a good couple of days of testing and I’m excited to see what this weekend brings.”
“We’re happy to have a rider with Matt’s credentials available to fill-in for Blake and James,” said Yoshimura Suzuki team manager Mike Webb. “With Matt coming in this gives us the opportunity to still have a strong presence at the event in Colorado, while allowing James and Blake to have more time to get healthy before they return to racing.”
The Lakewood MX round will be televised on MavTV and NBCSN and online at www.promotocross.com.