Autotrader/Yoshimura Suzuki Signs Jimmy D!

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Brea, CA (October 17, 2017) – The Autotrader/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing Team is pleased to announce an agreement with Jimmy Decotis for the 2018 Supercross season. The deal includes the potential to also contest the 250 motocross series.

Jimmy Decotis brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the team. The nine-year veteran enjoyed his most successful indoor season in 2017. Jimmy finished inside the top ten at every round of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross 250 Western regional series. Speed and consistency earned the likable 26-year-old a fifth place finish in the final standings. Grit and determination aptly describe Decotis, who is elated to join the Autotrader/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing Team.

“I heard that Suzuki was making a big push with their 250 program. I immediately went to JGRMX and met with the team. Believe it or not, the first free sponsored bike I ever got was a Suzuki RM-Z250 when I was an amateur. John Dowd helped me get my foot in the door. I still think about the day the truck showed up with a free RM-Z250 in it. My dad and I were freaking out! I really liked the brand and did well, which is why I wanted to get back on yellow. I figured it was a good idea to visit with the team and throw my hat in the ring,” stated Jimmy Decotis.

The Peabody, Mass. native continued, “I signed with JGRMX because they believe in me. I really like the team and the atmosphere. It’s a very good fit. There are a lot of positives, and I feel that I can be the guy to get Suzuki up front. This is where I belong.”

Autotrader/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing team manager Jeremy Albrecht is elated to have Jimmy Decotis on the 2018 Suzuki RM-Z250. “I have known Jimmy for a while and always kept my eye on him. Now that we’ve reached a partnership with Suzuki Motor Corporation of America, Inc., we have the ability to field a full factory effort. Decotis was on my wish list. He strikes me as a consummate professional who knows what it takes to succeed. It goes without saying that Jimmy has the talent to perform at the highest level. I’m excited to begin working with Jimmy.”

Expect a complete Autotrader/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory 250 Racing Team breakdown, including which coast Jimmy Decotis will contest, in the coming months. For more team news, please visit www.jgrmxraceteam.com.
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10/17/2017 1:34pm
Good.
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I know some of you guys are fans, as am I. Stoked to see him get a ride.
10/17/2017 1:40pm
Hard to think of a better guy to help get the new (old) bike sorted out.
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10/17/2017 1:43pm
Didn't see that coming but Good on Jimmy D he had great SX season last year hopefully he can continue it.

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10/17/2017 1:45pm
This is great for him! His career definitely has 9 lives, I suspect he has good business and people skills that have got to be helping him along the way.
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10/17/2017 2:04pm
The New England Rippa! Good for him, stoked to see what he can do!!
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10/17/2017 2:04pm
But, but Mookie!!!
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Maybe his Uncle is in the mafia !!!!!!!
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YAAAAA BOY
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10/17/2017 2:13pm
Awesome news.
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10/17/2017 2:32pm
EVEN HAFF THIS GUY A YANKEE AND DOESNT FORM TEXAS I STILL CHEER FOR HIM TO WIN FOR SUSZUKI IN THE LITES
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10/17/2017 2:42pm
Hopefully JGR finds some big HP for Jimmy. Are superchargers legal in AMA SX
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10/17/2017 2:48pm
Congratulations Jimmy! I foresee lots of Suzuki holeshots this year!
10/17/2017 3:16pm
Awesome to hear!! Jimmy's one of the coolest guys in the pits.
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10/17/2017 3:20pm
twotwosix wrote:
Congratulations Jimmy! I foresee lots of Suzuki holeshots this year!
On a Suzuki? Dry
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10/17/2017 3:37pm
twotwosix wrote:
Congratulations Jimmy! I foresee lots of Suzuki holeshots this year!
kage173 wrote:
On a Suzuki? Dry
Yes
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10/17/2017 4:20pm
I like that he heard about the ride and went to them to sell himself. Being proactive is the way to go. What happened with GEICO, though? I thought he was signed with them through Supercross next year?
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I'm just excited for the inevitable RM125 sand pit freeride videos!
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10/17/2017 4:22pm
Sully wrote:
I like that he heard about the ride and went to them to sell himself. Being proactive is the way to go. What happened with GEICO...
I like that he heard about the ride and went to them to sell himself. Being proactive is the way to go. What happened with GEICO, though? I thought he was signed with them through Supercross next year?
Nah, I'm pretty sure he was replaced with McAdoo.

Pumped for him, though! He was really turning things around in SX last year. He seems to be a SX guy, outdoors is where he seems to struggle.
10/17/2017 4:30pm
Happy for Jimmy D! Huge fan of the guy regardless of his results.
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10/17/2017 4:55pm
Another mediocre retread for the JGR crew I see.
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10/17/2017 5:15pm
Congratulations to him!

Thanks for posting that news.
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10/17/2017 5:16pm
UpTiTe wrote:
Another mediocre retread for the JGR crew I see.
Another mediocre response from Uptite..
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10/17/2017 5:48pm Edited Date/Time 10/17/2017 5:49pm
aeffertz wrote:
Nah, I'm pretty sure he was replaced with McAdoo. Pumped for him, though! He was really turning things around in SX last year. He seems to...
Nah, I'm pretty sure he was replaced with McAdoo.

Pumped for him, though! He was really turning things around in SX last year. He seems to be a SX guy, outdoors is where he seems to struggle.
As much as it sucks for Jimmy D, I can see why GEICO went with McAdoo. The kid's only what? 19 to Jimmy's 27/28?
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10/17/2017 6:04pm
Sully wrote:
As much as it sucks for Jimmy D, I can see why GEICO went with McAdoo. The kid's only what? 19 to Jimmy's 27/28?
Turned 26 yesterday. It says how old he is in the press release
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10/17/2017 6:05pm
Great to hear!
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10/17/2017 6:19pm
UpTiTe wrote:
Another mediocre retread for the JGR crew I see.
MXTR wrote:
Another mediocre response from Uptite..
Am I wrong?
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10/17/2017 6:34pm
UpTiTe wrote:
Another mediocre retread for the JGR crew I see.
MXTR wrote:
Another mediocre response from Uptite..
UpTiTe wrote:
Am I wrong?
Nope. Spot on.
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Cygrace74 wrote:
Turned 26 yesterday. It says how old he is in the press release
I blame my public school education.

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