Rockstar Energy Yamaha’s Kyle Cunningham on hiatus to heal ankle injury
Star Valli Motorsport, LLC. announced today that Tommy Weeck has joined the Rockstar Energy Yamaha-sponsored team as a substitute rider for an injured Kyle Cunningham. Weeck will campaign the 250 class on the Rockstar Energy Yamaha YZ250F, starting with the next AMA Pro Motocross round at the RedBud National.
“I’m really excited to get this opportunity,” said Weeck. “And I’d like to thank everybody with the Star Valli Motorsport team and Rockstar Energy Yamaha for this chance of a lifetime. My 21st birthday is Wednesday and this is the best birthday present that I could possibly ask for. I’m looking forward to racing the Rockstar Energy Yamaha YZ250, and I couldn’t be more excited about racing the upcoming Nationals.”
Cunningham injured his ankle earlier this year but still put in a solid effort, bringing home multiple top-10 finishes. Unfortunately, Cunningham damaged the ankle further at the recent Budds Creek National, and the Star Valli Motorsport team decided he should take time off to heal.
The next event for the Rockstar Energy Yamaha team is the sixth round of the 2012 AMA Pro Motocross Championship on Saturday, July 7th, at the RedBud National in Buchanan, MI.