The Autotrader/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing Team have announced that that Justin Hill will move up to the 450 class and race select rounds of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship.
Hill will begin his campaign on the RM-Z450 beginning next weekend at High Point Raceway in Mount Morris, PA. It is no surprise that the Autotrader Suzuki team is putting Justin on a 450 for a few Nationals to see how he does.
Since Phil Nicoletti switched to the Rockstar Husky team, there would be RM-Z450s sitting idle. We all saw how great Justin looked on the Suzuki RM-Z450 in Supercross. He won a heat race battling with series veterans.
‰ÛÏIt‰Ûªs really cool that the Autotrader/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing Team is giving me this chance," Hill said. "This is something J-Bone [Jeremy Albrecht] and I talked about before the start of the Nationals. I‰Ûªm stoked to see what the 450 class is all about before I make the full-time jump up next year. I had a lot of fun racing a few 450 Supercross rounds. The goal is to learn, and I‰Ûªm excited for the opportunity.‰Û