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February 10, 2017

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (Feb. 10, 2017) – Autotrader/Suzuki/Yoshimura Team rider Phillip Nicoletti was injured today at AT&T Stadium while participating in Press Day activities for the Arlington, Tex. event taking place tomorrow, Feb. 11.  The injuries are to his left ankle and heal, Nicoletti will not be able to compete in Arlington.  He will return home to N.C. and be evaluated by his physicians, at which time more will be known about the length of his recovery.     

Autotrader/Suzuki/Yoshimura Team rider Matt Bisceglia who was injured just prior to the start of the season will not be ready to compete when the 250SX East Series begins on Feb. 18.  Kyle Peters, who rides for Wilson’s Coolair Factory Suzuki Team in Australia will substitute for Bisceglia for at least the first round of the eastern regional series.  Peters will race with the number 56.

Peters is in the U.S. training for the Australian Motocross National Series which starts on April 2 in Wonthaggi, VIC.  His familiarity with the Suzuki makes him the perfect temporary replacement for Bisceglia.  “Unfortunately injuries are a part of our sport, we appreciate Kyle and the Wilson’s Coolair Factory Suzuki Team helping us out while Matt makes final preparations to come back, and we will do everything we can to help Phil make a quick and full recovery,” said Jeremy Albrecht, the JGR team manager.“ 

Round six of the 2017 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series is tomorrow, Saturday, Feb. 11 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Tex. Jake Weimer will contest the 450SX Class for the Autotrader/Suzuki/JGRMX Team.  Peters will race for Bisceglia when the series moves to Minneapolis, Minn. on Feb. 18 at U.S. Bank Stadium for the opening round of the eastern regional series.  The western regional series resumes on April 8, at Century Link Field in Seattle, Wash.


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