Suzuki GB have revealed what it believes is one of their strongest ever off-roading line-ups at the annual Dirt Bike Show.
With re-focused efforts in British championship motocross, enduro and youth racing, Suzuki firstly confirmed its plan to run two official teams in the British Motocross Championship, with the MVR-D and Relentless Suzuki MX squads.
In attendance at the show and confirmed to be riding under the MVR-D banner for 2009 is, Carl Nunn, Mattis Karro, James Noble, James Cottrell, Natalie Kane and Alex Dunlop, with the Relentless Suzuki MX Team present and confirmed to be fielding Martin Barr, Jamie Law and Scott Probert next season.
In enduro, Suzuki has agreed a renewed deal with multiple World and British Enduro Champion, Paul Edmondson, who will again campaign Suzuki two-stroke and four-stroke machines in the British Enduro Championship, plus other national and foreign events.
With youth racing significant in Suzuki's plans, Paul Butler was confirmed to be running the Suzuki Youth Academy again in 2009, with riders due for announcement in early December, with backing from specialist Insurer Doodsons.
"I'm delighted to finally confirm our plans for next season,” said Suzuki GB's George Cheeseman. “To focus our efforts we have appointed two teams for '09, with what I am pleased to confirm are star signings in both the MX1 and MX2 classes.
“Alongside our motocross teams, we have great representation in enduro with Paul Edmondson and in youth racing with Paul Butler, completing a strong line-up for the season ahead."