New JGRMX Suzuki Factory Racing Team rider Fredrick Noren scored a career-best result in his debut ride on the Suzuki RM-Z450 at the weekend‰Ûªs sixth round of the 2019 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship at Southwick in Massachusetts, USA; his first race after taking over from injured Justin Hill.
Noren delivered strong results, carding an impressive top-five result in the first moto and finishing seventh overall on the day. Suzuki RM-Z250 rider Alex Martin also displayed steady results with a top-10 overall.
Noren received a call early last week to join the JGRMX/ Yoshimura/ Suzuki Factory Racing Team as a fill-in for Hill. Racing as privateer for most of the Pro Motocross series, the Swedish fan-favourite jumped at the opportunity and kicked-off his Suzuki debut strongly.
‰Û÷Fast Freddie‰Ûª proved his talent and speed at the Wick 338 track, qualifying fifth fastest of the day, and charging hard with the lead pack in both motos. Noren scored fifth place in moto one, and dug deep to finish seventh in moto two; resulting in seventh overall. In reality, Noren was in a three-way tie for fifth overall but was relegated to seventh based on the series‰Ûª tie break scoring. That said, his fifth place in the opening moto matches a career-best and he is excited to continue the momentum with the team, and finish-out the series with Suzuki.
I had an awesome start with the JGRMX/ Yoshimura/ Suzuki Factory Racing crew in finishing seventh overall. Having the support system of everyone around me this weekend was more helpful than I can explain. I couldn‰Ûªt ask for a better bike in the Suzuki RM-Z450. I‰Ûªm excited for the remainder of the season.
‰ÛÏThis was the weekend that the team needed,‰Û