Phil continue to is just not done! New York native—and Racer X columnist—Phil Nicoletti is returning to the Muc-Off/FXR /ClubMX Yamaha team for 2023. He will when once more race a YZ250F for Monster Power AMA Supercross in advance of leaping to the YZ450F for the Lucas Oil AMA Professional Motocross Championship.
Nicoletti was putting with each other a sound season in the 250SX East Region, ending 10-nine-8-7-5 in the initial 5 rounds. Sad to say, he experienced a damaged arm in the Atlanta Supercross East/West Showdown heat race that finished his year early and sidelined him for the start off of Professional Motocross. He is aiming for a return to racing close to the mid-way issue of the season.
The Yamaha-backed group has presently announced in early Could that two-time 250 Pro Motocross Winner Jeremy Martin will be signing up for the crew for 2023. Nicoletti and J-Mart are superior friends and gritty riders, so the duo will be guaranteed to flip heads both equally on and off the observe.
Now our hope is we can re-indication Phil for additional Friday UnPhiltered columns in 2023. He is a difficult negotiator.
Under is the full press release from ClubMX:
Phil Nicoletti extends his agreement with the Muc-Off/FXR /ClubMX workforce for 2023
CHESTERFIELD, SC—Phil Nicoletti has signed on to one more year using the Yamaha YZ250F in the Monster Energy Supercross sequence and then changeover to the YZ450F for the Lucas Oil AMA Professional Motocross collection following summer months. Nicoletti’s return to U.S. racing and considerably of a homecoming to ClubMX have been very prosperous this 12 months, more than enough to make the choice to increase just one far more year.
Nicoletti created a splash in the Monster Energy Supercross collection this yr with some outstanding outcomes and strategies to do it again future year. The veteran rider was in peak bodily shape aboard his Yamaha YZ250F and ran off a streak of top rated 5 finishes to rank in the top rated five in points for a interval of time. Alongside the way Nicoletti was ready to “educate” the younger riders on the circuit in a way they will most absolutely never fail to remember.
“The period started off fantastic for me. It is a combination of a speedy bicycle, superior staff dynamics and just staying physically prepared. I come to feel like I can do it all about once more up coming yr with the plan at Club. I nonetheless enjoy racing, I even now get pleasure from the grind – and I am nevertheless aggressive, so I will give my very best effort 1 additional calendar year,” explained Nicoletti
“Having Phil on the workforce is extra than just racing. He has the vision and the expertise to help elevate our software to the upcoming amount. He matches the mould of ClubMX, he is a challenging employee and keen to do what it usually takes to be profitable and increase his occupation. In phrases of work ethic, he is a role design for all of the racers training at our facility. Phil is at household at ClubMX and that makes a huge distinction when it comes time to race. Get, get rid of or draw – he understands we have his back,” claimed crew proprietor Brandon Haas.
Nicoletti has a great working romantic relationship with Muc-Off, FXR Racing, MotoSport.com, ATV’s & A lot more and the relaxation of the sponsors, building the continuation of his deal a normal progression. He will end off the stability of the motocross year this calendar year and then start off acquiring prepared for 2023.