In Steve Matthes’ most recent podcast on Racer X Canada he sat down with JGR MX’s Jeremy Albrecht, who mentioned that they’ll have a third rider on their squad for the outdoor season.

We know they’re running a first-class operation out of the Gibbs Racing shop in North Carolina, so who’s your guess on who the new rider might be?

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The only other clue we've heard is that the rider was capable of using gear from all the team's sponsors...Yamaha, Oakley, and Troy Lee Designs. Start eliminating riders that have conflicts with gear, goggle, and bike deals, and the list starts getting really small, really fast.

Sean Hamblin checked in over on Motodrive after a couple members mentioned that they'd seen him on a Yamaha recently and said, "It's awesome that some of you guys want me to be out there and on a good team, but dont start jumping to any conclusions with me riding a Yamaha. GL was coming out to Florida and wanted me to come with and he bought a few bikes before we left, and that's where me riding a YZ has come from. Yes, I have been riding a fair bit and feeling good on the bike. I'm just getting myself in the best shape possible so that if some good opportunities come up then I will be more than prepared."

Another possibility seems like it might be last year's privateer surprise from the outdoor season, Gavin Gracyk. One thing's for sure, whoever ends up in that spot is going to get some first-class equipment and support.

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  • Lightning78

    3/31/2008 2:57 PM

    Read on anther "popular" board that Hanny got the boot today or yesterday and they are taking Gavin in as a team member. Still leaves the 3rd spot open if im correct and it would be awesome to see Preston fill that spot

  • yzfmonster

    3/31/2008 1:58 PM

    Another vote for Gavin. I've been pulling for him in the Lites class this year, and with a quality bike and team like JGRMX, he should make the most of the opportunity.

  • thiel77

    3/30/2008 5:10 PM

    I think Gavin has earned a ride with a team like JGR and proved what he can do. Dont get me wrong, I have been a fan of Hansen for a while now, but he needs to get back in the mind set he was at the beginning of the season if he wants to perform like we all know he can.

  • Mr. Ryan

    3/29/2008 9:47 PM

    Yeah i agree with G Force Hamy has had quite a few dnf's this year. But we'll have to see how he finishes the season

  • G Force

    3/27/2008 10:40 AM

    Would like to see Gracyk on the JGR team, and Hamy with some support to do the nationals. I really believe Hamy will have to earn the big team ride that Gracyk has indeed earned.

  • Mike Bierman

    3/26/2008 9:10 PM

    GG is a better 450 guy than a 250...

  • Mike Bierman

    3/26/2008 9:10 PM

    GG is a better 450 guy than a 250...

  • Scott457

    3/26/2008 5:15 PM

    that would be awesome for him! he definitely deserves a ride like that and it works out good since the TLD team isn't doing the Nats.

  • GuyB

    3/26/2008 4:56 PM

    Yeah, I haven't heard anything about Preston's summer plans. But I am hearing more and more that Gavin Gracyk will be joining the team.

  • Scott457

    3/26/2008 4:17 PM

    Travis Preston? i don't think he has a ride for outdoors since he is just filling in for James until he returns for the Nationals.

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