News 26 Jun 2024

Nichols and Beta USA mutually part ways

Two year agreement ends early as the team now actively seeks a rider for 2025.

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Colt Nichols and Beta Motorcycles USA have mutually agreed to part ways with immediate effect. The team announced that despite having originally agreed to a two-year deal with Nichols, both parties have decided to go their separate ways as Beta is now actively looking for a second rider alongside Benny Bloss for the 2025 season.

Though Beta was not racing AMA Pro Motocross, there were plans to potentially field a bike for Nichols to compete at select rounds of the series in order to help Nichols qualify for the SuperMotocross World Championship Playoffs. Nichols finished P20 in Monster Energy Supercross standings after missing the beginning of the season with a shoulder injury. Upon returning to racing, Nichols battled comfort on the new machine and missed a few main events because of it.

Now the relationship is officially over as Nichols is back to being a free agent while Beta looks ahead to 2025.

“I wanted to give everyone an update,” said Nichols. “The Beta USA team and myself have decided to mutually part ways. I felt for my wellbeing and the future of my career, this is the best thing to do at the moment. I wish them nothing but the best in the future. As far as myself on what’s next to come, I’m not 100% sure yet. As soon as I know something, I’ll update you guys and keep you in the loop and hopefully we’ll see you at the races soon.”

“I appreciate Colt for the time he spent with the Beta USA team and we wish him all the best for his future,” said Carlen Gardner, Team Manager.

“When building a new team, success does not generally come overnight,” said Tim Pilg, Beta USA President. “There are highs and lows. Our team worked extremely hard with Colt however with him being injured, and then coming back mid-season, it was a tough uphill battle. We will continue to push non-stop to develop our team into something special. I wish Colt the best for the future.”