News 10 Oct 2020

Manufacturer transfer revealed by Martin after Geico Honda closure

Multiple-time national champion heading elsewhere from 2021 season.

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Lucas Oil Pro Motocross 250MX runner-up Jeremy Martin has revealed that he will swap manufacturers entering 2021 following the anticipated closure of Geico Honda.

Martin, who went 4-1 for second overall at Fox Raceway’s final round of the season today, has officially confirmed he won’t be Honda-mounted next year.

Reports from Pala suggest that the decision has been made that Factory Connection will pull out of competition after losing longtime title sponsor Geico, however, the team is yet to make any formal announcements.

“I’m really looking forward to next year,” said Martin, who had previously been contracted to continue with Geico Honda. “I’ll be on a different manufacturer, so I’m really looking forward to getting something going here in the next couple of weeks, so I can get on the new bike and move forward.”

PulpMX has linked Martin to Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki after the iconic squad has endured a nightmare campaign this year, struck by injuries during Monster Energy Supercross and having to call in a series of replacement riders during the season.

It’s understood that the Lawrence brothers, Jett and Hunter, will remain with Honda to lead a factory 250 program next year, potentially from within the works Team Honda HRC effort. It’s unclear where the remaining team riders will end up, aside from Christian Craig being heavily associated with Star Racing Yamaha.