By Adam Duckworth
Former factory Honda GP rider Jimmy Albertson is head his own brand new four-man Suzuki 250 team in the AMA Supercross and outdoor National motocross championship in 2016. Albertson, who used to ride an HRC CRF450 for the Martin team, will be mounted on an RMZ250 alongside Kyle Cunningham, Marky Worth and Josh Osby. The team is sponsored by Motorcycle Superstore.
“This is just the opportunity that we have been waiting for. After sitting down with the crew at Motorcycle Superstore, our plans and visions aligned perfectly. I couldn't be more excited to start this relationship,” said Albertson whose British wife Georgia used to present MOTO videos.
For 27-year-old Albertson it marks a return to the 250 class while his 26-year-old team-mate Cunningham is a 250 veteran and regular points scorer. In total contrast, Worth and Osby are both pro rookies. Worth, 17, has won several Loretta Lynn's Amateur National Championships while 19-year-old Osby won a moto in the 450 A class at Loretta's this year and was fourth in the Monster Cup Amateur All Star race in October.
The team make their debut in the Anaheim season-opener on January 9 but it's not yet confirmed which riders will contest the West Coast or East Coast series.