AUTOTRADER / YOSHIMURA / SUZUKI FACTORY RACING TEAM SIGNS KYLE PETERS

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The Autotrader/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing Team is pleased to announce an agreement with Kyle Peters for the 2018 Supercross season.

Kyle Peters will be a familiar face around the Autotrader/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing 250 team semi this upcoming year, as the 24-year-old filled in at three rounds of the 2017 Monster Energy AMA Supercross 250 Eastern regional series. The friendly Greensboro, N.C. native finished inside the top ten at every race during his short stint. Since turning Pro in 2011, Peters has earned podium and top-five finishes in Supercross. Kyle’s talent, experience and professionalism are vital assets to a race program that is revamping its 250 factory effort.

“I have always wanted to ride for a factory team, and I’m so thankful to get the opportunity with the Autotrader/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing Team. What makes it more special is that JGRMX is based in my home state of North Carolina,” stated Kyle Peters. “I was fortunate enough to ride for the team during several rounds of the 2017 Monster Energy AMA Supercross 250 Eastern regional series. The crew members and I immediately hit it off. In the past few months I have been wearing out [team manager] Jeremy Albrecht’s cell phone, calling to see if he had a slot open. I am beyond excited that things worked out. I can’t wait to put in the effort and make 2018 the best year of my career yet.”

Jeremy Albrecht, the Autotrader/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing team, was easily persuaded into selecting Kyle Peters for a coveted position on the 250 team. “First and foremost, Kyle Peters is a really good kid. Having worked with him for a few races this year, I learned that Kyle is the type of rider who understands what needs to be done on the racetrack. He wants to succeed. Off the track, he has an easy-going demeanor and gets along with everyone in the rig. Kyle also understands the importance of maintaining strong relationships with sponsors.”

Kyle Peters will join Jimmy Decotis and 2017 Monster Energy AMA Supercross 250 Western
Regional Champion Justin Hill on the Autotrader/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing 250 Team for 2018. There is one slot is left to fill. Expect an announcement in the coming weeks. For more team news, please visit www.jgrmxraceteam.com.

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About Suzuki: Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. (SMAI) distributes Motorcycles, ATVs, Scooters, Outboard Motors and Automotive Parts and Accessories via an extensive dealer network throughout 49 states. Suzuki Motor Corporation (SMC), based in Hamamatsu, Japan, is a diversified worldwide manufacturer of Motorcycles, ATVs, Scooters, Automobiles, Outboard Motors and related products. Founded in 1909 and incorporated in 1920, SMC has business relations with 201 countries/regions. For more information, visit www.suzuki.com.

About JGRMX: Joe Gibbs Racing Motocross (JGRMX), based in Huntersville, NC, was founded in 2007 by Coy Gibbs, son of NFL Hall of Fame head coach and multi-time NASCAR Championship winning team owner Joe Gibbs. JGRMX competes in both the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship series as well as the Monster Energy Supercross series with support from Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. aboard Suzuki RM-Z250 and RM-Z450 race machines.

About Yoshimura R&D of America: Yoshimura is “The Leader in Performance” and has been for more than 55 years. With unmatched skills, knowledge, and passion for racing, Yoshimura is on the forefront of the aftermarket exhaust industry. Yoshimura pipes are race bred and feature the same legendary performance, fit and quality that has been their trademark for more than five decades. To learn more about Yoshimura and view their wide variety of performance products, visit www.yoshimura-rd.com.