450MX: Justin Hill Moves Up

Changes under the JGR awning

Following on from the news that Phil Nicoletti will pilot a Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing machine through the rest of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross series, Autotrader Yoshimura JGR Suzuki have made some changes beneath their awning. Justin Hill will move up to the premier class at the next couple of rounds, for instance, and Enzo Lopes will continue with the squad for the rest of the year.

"Justin [Hill] has a tremendous amount of talent, and he has been working hard at increasing his intensity," Jeremy Albrecht said in a press release. "The Suzuki RM-Z450 has proven to be an outstanding bike, as Hill showed during supercross earlier in the year. The team isn't putting any pressure on him to win the 450 class. The established stars are going really fast right now, but I like Hill's attitude about this opportunity. We will evaluate Justin after several rounds and make the decision whether to have him contest the remaining 450 Nationals.

"Jimmy Decotis is looking very focused and fast on the RM-Z250 in preparation for his return at Muddy Creek in two weekends," Albrecht continued. "I think he will catch quite a few people by surprise. Additionally, it's great to provide Enzo Lopes with a ride for the remaining rounds of the series. The kid is learning the ropes of racing at the highest level. He's professional, works hard and is making progress."

Words: Lewis Phillips | Lead Image: Suzuki Racing

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