News 8 Dec 2009

AMA: Moss and Strang confirmed for Suzuki in the United States

Matt Moss has been confirmed by American Suzuki.

Matt Moss has been confirmed by American Suzuki.

Australians Matt Moss and Josh Strang have been confirmed as part of American Suzuki’s racing plans for 2010, announced at the International Motorcycle Show in Long Beach, California on Friday.

The Rockstar Makita Suzuki racing efforts, which won six championships in 2009 after dominating the Supercross, Motocross, Superbike and ATV championships, will all be managed by Yoshimura in 2010 under one roof, with Suzuki committing to putting the GSX-Rs, RM-Zs, and QuadRacer on top of the podium in 2010.

“Yoshimura will be managing Suzuki racing efforts in Supercross, Motocross, Road Racing, and ATV Racing,” Yoshimura R&D Senior Vice President Don Sakakura said. “We hope to be able to showcase the performance of the Suzuki line of high-performance motorcycles and ATVs. Suzuki is proud of their products and is ready for the upcoming racing season. We at Yoshimura are equally looking forward to 2010.”

Suzuki revealed its impressive roster of racers for the 2010 season.

Road Racing: Tommy Hayden and Blake Young are both returning to take the championship-winning GSX-R 1000 to the top of the AMA Pro Superbike class.

Supercross/Motocross: Racing phenom Ryan Dungey is returning to the team for 2010 aboard the unstoppable RM-Z450. Australian Matt Moss, who won the 2009 Australian National Pro Lites Championship as well as the Australasian Supercross Pro Lites Championship, will join Dungey in the 450 class. Rounding out the team will be Austin Stroupe, who’s set to compete in the Pro Lites East series aboard the RM-Z250.

GNCC: Josh Strang will return to the XC1 class to win with the RM-Z450.

ATV: Back-to-back AMA ATV Motocross champion Dustin Wimmer will defend his number 1 plate aboard the QuadRacer R450, and he will be joined by racing up-and-comer Josh Creamer.

When asked about Suzuki’s chances for the 2010 season, Sakakura was optimistic, “With great sponsors like Rockstar, Makita and the Suzuki family of program partners, it really frees us up to go out and win races. With team managers like Roger DeCoster in MX, Pete Doyle in Road Racing, and Kory Ellis and Kevin Mummah in ATV, I’d say we are looking pretty good.”