News 26 May 2020

Decotis 'stepping away from racing' to focus on health

JGRMX Yoshimura Suzuki rider still searching for 100 percent fitness.

Image: Octopi Media.

The 250SX East championship will continue without Jimmy Decotis this weekend in Salt Lake City, the JGRMX Yoshimura Suzuki rider opting to take a step back from the sport in a bid to regain complete health.

Decotis started the 2020 season in 450SX before switching to the RM-Z250 once the series went east, but a pelvis injury has disrupted much of his campaign to date this season.

“The last three years I have tried to compete at the highest level in the world while battling my lyme disease,” Decotis commented. “I have tried everything in my power to remain healthy while pushing my body to the limits, but unfortunately it has caused my health to decline to a point where racing dirt bikes just isn’t in the cards for me at this time.

“I love this sport with all my heart and I hope one day I can find some more answers, so I can go back to doing what I love with my team, sponsors and fans. I’m stepping away from racing for the time-being to focus solely on my health and to hopefully get back to the person and racer I was once.

“The JGRMX team and I have had some incredible results under these circumstances and have built relationships that will last a life time. Thank you guys for always supporting me and going above and beyond.”

Currently ranked 16th in the 250SX East championship standings, Decotis scored a best result of 10th position in Atlanta. His last appearance came at Daytona, where he qualified for the night program but opted to sit out round 11. It’s uncertain when he will make a return to competition.