The AutoTrader/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing team has signed their fourth and final SX Lites rider for the 2018 season; Phil Nicoletti.
Nicoletti is no stranger to the JGRMX team, having been a part of their program since the 2014 season. He has played a “Phil-in” role in years past, ready to step in should one of the premier riders get hurt. Last year we saw the Team expand their efforts into the 250 classes after a switch to Suzuki machines. Nicoletti was aboard one of the lites bikes before cutting his season short after an injury in a press day incident.
Nicoletti will join Kyle Peters, Jimmy Decotis, and defending Western Regional 250sx Champion Justin Hill. The four riders will contest the 2018 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship before shrinking to a team of two for the AMA Outdoor National Championship.
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