After a trying year, which included a lost shot at a full-time 450 ride, the end of a two-year run as 250 MX champion, and employment with Star Racing, Jeremy Martin’s future plans are set. The Minnesota native has inked a two-year contract with GEICO Honda, with the MXGP finale at Glen Helen Raceway on September 10-11th slated as his debut. The team and rider have worked out a solid plan for the next few seasons, which gives Martin another run at a SX or MX title and then jumps to the 450 class full-time in 2018. The official press release is posted below…
Team GEICO Honda announces the signing of two-time AMA 250 National Motocross Champion Jeremy Martin for the 2017 and 2018 professional supercross and motocross racing seasons. The deal will see Martin ride a Honda CRF250R in the 250 class for the 2017 season, and move to a Honda CRF450R full time in 2018.
"I’m very excited to finally announce I’ve signed a two-year deal with the GEICO Honda team," says Martin. "They’re a proven, championship winning team and I’m excited to reach a new level on the 250 next year and continue the relationship through the 2018 season as a rookie 450 rider."
Martin, of Millville, Minnesota, won the 2014 and 2015 AMA 250 National Motocross Championships and has won 11 career AMA National Motocross races and four career AMA 250 Supercross events, along with collecting 12 supercross podiums finishes.
“Everyone at GEICO Honda is happy to have Jeremy Martin coming to our team," says GEICO Honda Team Manager Mike LaRocco. "He has that burning desire to be great and I look forward to working with him. He’s a great addition to our team.”
Martin will now begin testing his new ride. He will make his racing debut with the team at the Glen Helen MXGP of the USA in the MX2 (250) class next weekend, September 10-11, in San Bernardino, California.