RCH/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing is Suzuki's premier 450 Motocross and Supercross team. This newly established effort, as announced in September 2016, combines Suzuki Motor of America, RCH Racing, and Yoshimura Racing & Development into a singular entity competing in the AMA Supercross and AMA Motocross championships.
RCH Racing, led by 15-time AMA Champion Ricky Carmichael and co-founder Carey Hart, worked alongside Suzuki to clinch the 2016 AMA Pro Motocross Championship. Having proven their championship winning capabilities, their racing expertise will be a great strength to the new RCH/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing Team.
Yoshimura and Suzuki have been racing partners for more than 40 years, both in the US and in Japan, and over the past few years, Yoshimura has developed a strong relationship with RCH Racing as well. This newly formed race team will further integrate Yoshimura’s expertise with Suzuki and RCH Racing for an even stronger racing front.
RCH/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing will be led by Kyle Bentley as team manager. The team will field a pair of Suzuki RM-Z450s in 2017 for riders Broc Tickle and Justin Bogle.