"It's very exciting to see the number of additional teams that have chosen to ride Yamaha's for the 2013 season. Along with the JGRMX, Star Racing, and Rock River teams, there should be a sea of blue bikes battling out on the track next year," said Racing Division Manager, Keith McCarty.
Read on for details on the teams who will be riding Yamaha come 2013:
With the 2013 race season fast approaching, Yamaha Motor Corporation is excited to announce that in addition to JGRMX, Star Racing, and Rock River Powersports more teams have chosen to line-up behind the starting gate in 2013 aboard YZs.
Lining up in the 450 Class will be the newly formed Velocity3 Racing team, headed by former factory mechanics Brian Berry and Kenny Germain. Leading the charge for the team will be Kyle Chisholm, winner of the 2011 King of Bercy title aboard a YZ450F. Joining Kyle aboard a YZ450F will be Bobby Kiniry. The team will race the 2013 Supercross series.
Next to Velocity 3 on the gate will be the N-Fab Ti Lube Yamaha team. With a long history of highly successful and well run teams under his belt, Allan Brown will bring his management and tuning skills to the gate with Phil Nicoletti in the 450 class. The team will compete in both the 2013 Supercross and Motocross series.
Lining up in the 250 Class will be the "little team that could", Eleven Ten Mods. Run by Chad Sanner, the team burst onto the scene in 2011 with some surprise performances from Darryn Durham and Alex Martin. For 2013, the team will be YZ250F mounted and Alex Martin will be returning to ride the 250 Class in the East Coast Supercross and the Motocross series.
Valli Motorsports returns with their own race effort in 2013. The team will be spearheaded by Travis Baker, who will race a YZ250F in the 250 SX Class on the West Coast.
In addition, Jessica Patterson will be returning home to Yamaha and the YZ250F that she earned her 2010 WMX crown on. Jessica will compete in the WMX series along with select high profile women's races throughout the 2013 race season.