Broc Tickle Shows Impressive Speed While Fredrik Noren Has Season-Best Finish
After a tumultuous season filled with injuries and setbacks, the JGRMX/Yoshimura/Suzuki Racing team heads into the final round of the 2020 Monster Energy Supercross series following strong rides at the penultimate round inside Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, Utah. Broc Tickle charged his Suzuki RM-Z450 forward in the main event while teammate Fredrik Noren came away with a season-best finish.
Racing his way back into health, Tickle’s hand injury continues to improve and his results are showing with impressive track speed and increased aggression. After a steady heat race that gave him a direct transfer to the main event, Tickle struggled to get a good jump off the gate and began the main event at a disadvantage but continued to charge to the checkered flag. Tickle is looking for better starts and early laps to carry him into the main on Sunday as the series comes to an end.
"Today was positive for me,” said Tickle. “We made some adjustments to the bike to be ready as the track deteriorated and went in the right direction. Results-wise it was not what we were looking for, but we are making progress. Overall, I had a solid performance.”
"Fast Freddie" had his best finish of the season and is eager to have one more chance to better his results before the season concludes. After completing a challenging first year in the competitive premiere class, Noren goes into the final round with confidence-building performances behind him.
"It was a better day today for both guys," said Jeremy Albrecht, Team Manager. "We did not get the results we wanted but we keep making improvements at each race. We need some good starts and to keep riding like they did today. We will do our best to end the season strong."
The final event of the 17-round Supercross season takes place on Sunday, June 21st at 3:00 PM ET. The JGRMX/Yoshimura/Suzuki Racing team is looking forward to capping the year with great rides from Tickle and Noren in the 450 class and a solid final result from Alex Martin aboard his Suzuki RM-Z250 in the East / West Showdown.
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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.
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