Phil Nicoletti will be contesting select 450 rounds of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship this summer with the Autotrader/ Yoshimura/ Suzuki Factory Racing Team.
The Cochecton, New York native will be filling-in while Justin Bogle heals from an upper arm injury sustained during the 2018 Monster Energy Supercross Championship.
Nicoletti has been with the Autotrader/ Yoshimura/ Suzuki Factory Racing Team since 2014. Determined and tough, the 29-year-old has earned 27 top-10 finishes in the 450 Nationals during his career, including three overall top-five finishes. Nicoletti will compete on a race-by-race basis until Bogle returns to action.
"I‰Ûªm happy to be able to ride the Suzuki RM-Z450 for the outdoors," Nicoletti said. "I want to redeem myself after missing most of the Nationals last year, and not having the chance to race the RM-Z450 to my full potential. I‰Ûªm excited to ride the new chassis and continue my relationship with my friends on the Autotrader/ Yoshimura/ Suzuki Factory Racing Team.‰Û