News 6 Mar 2020

Arenacross Tour champion Lefrancois called into JGRMX

Another Suzuki fill-in rider announced for the next five rounds.

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Frenchman Charles Lefrancois will join JGRMX Yoshimura Suzuki from Daytona for the next five rounds of 2020 Monster Energy Supercross.

After recently clinching the UK-based Arenacross Tour crown, Lefrancois has the opportunity to fill-in at the American factory Suzuki team.

“It is a big dream of mine to ride for the JGR Suzuki team,” said Lefrancois. “I’ve raced Suzuki motorcycles since 2012 and, for me, it’s a great accomplishment to ride for this team. I will give it my best and not disappoint the team.”

JGRMX Yoshimura Suzuki team manager Jeremy Albrecht commented: “I’m excited to give support to a rider already on Suzuki. Geoff Walker, who owns the SR75 team, has been great to us over the years and has a rider that just won a championship.

“I met Charles last year and liked his work ethic. He has already been very appreciative in the last few days since arriving in the US – I feel like it’s a reward for winning the championship. Charles will race the next five rounds starting this weekend in Daytona.”

Lefrancois has been called in following an injury-plagued campaign for JGRMX, with Joey Savatgy, Fredrik Noren and Broc Tickle all being sidelined at this point of the year.