Adam Cianciarulo and Jeremy Martin are both out for the rest of the supercross season, but for very different reasons.
Factory 450 Kawasaki rider Cianciarulo has been diagnosed with four fractures in his back following his crash at last Sunday’s Salt Lake City race when he fell and was accidentally run over by Cooper Webb.
Geico Honda 250 man Jeremy Martin has pulled out of the series to avoid scoring any more points! Once a rider reaches a certain number of 250 points, they have to move up to 450s for the following season. As he doesn’t have a 450 ride lined up, he’s opted to stop now so he can continue in the 250s next year.
He said: “The team and I decided to be completely honest about my current situation. I’ve reached the eligibility limit for points in the 250sx class, and any additional points would force me into the 450 class for 2021. There isn’t any opportunities nor openings for me in 2021 for the 450 class. Geico Honda doesn’t campaign the 450sx class. I haven’t won a race yet this year and feel that before making the step to the premier class I need an additional year to improve my performance and health in the quest to earn a factory 450 ride for 2022. I’m 27 years old and I’d love to be in the 450 class racing but sometimes you have to take the longer path, which right now is licking my wounds and keep rebuilding myself in supercross so I can win races and championships for Geico Honda next year!”
The series continues tonight in Salt Lake City. Pic by Feld Entertainment.