Manluk/Rock River Yamaha "Merge", plus a new home for Alex Martin

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11/16/2020 3:45 PM

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Announcing the formation of a new professional Supercross / Motocross race team

Manluk / Rock River Yamaha / Merge Racing

Three powerful companies all pulling together, the team will contest the Monster Energy Supercross and Outdoor MX Nationals in 2021. The team has signed Alex Martin, Alex's drive and determination is second to none, the group will focus on providing him with everything possible to be successful.


A note from Alex Martin:

“I’m super excited to be working with my new team; Manluk/Rock River Yamaha/Merge Racing. I had some of the best years of my career with Yamaha. I’m looking forward to what the new team can do in 2021. Three great organizations and I’m grateful that we could organize this new team”
Follow Alex: @Alexmartin_26
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About Manluk:

Manluk Corporation a global supplier of turnkey manufacturing solutions. Manluk ships product to over 20 countries throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia, Middle East, and Africa, supporting industries such as on and off-shore drilling, wellhead, downhole tools and mining.
Visit: https://manluk.com/


About Rock River Yamaha:
Rock River Yamaha is a 5 Star Platinum Yamaha and Specialized dealer with a global presence. From their home base in Johnson Creek Wisconsin they not only have a 30,000 square foot dealership selling everything Yamaha and Specialized E-bikes, but run the Amateur trackside support program, the National Amateur Elite Program, and a Professional Supercross/Motocross program for Yamaha. A staple in the industry for 2 decades, these programs get stronger and stronger every year.
Visit: https://rockriverpowersports.motorcycles/

About Merge Racing:

The members of Merge Racing Technologies have owned professional race teams, worked as Factory mechanics on winning teams in AMA SX/MX and FIM GP’s, and managed R&D programs for Factory teams. Merge was formed to design and build works parts for professional race teams, but we also make those parts available to you.
Visit: https://mergeracing.com/

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11/16/2020 3:52 PM

Both Martin brothers back on blue. Love it!

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Alright Lunger, Let's Do It

11/16/2020 3:52 PM

Great for troll and the team. I’m guessing this is a 250 ride?

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11/16/2020 3:56 PM

Should be good!

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11/16/2020 4:33 PM

Nice! Looks like it’s not impossible to pull in new sponsorship....

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11/16/2020 4:56 PM

Brad460 wrote:

Nice! Looks like it’s not impossible to pull in new sponsorship....

Well, it's more like making two teams into one.

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11/16/2020 5:08 PM

As a big Amart fan I'm stoked to hear this news. It's gotta be a huge relief for him...knowing that he has a ride. I haven't seen anything about his recovery. Any updates out there?

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If it ain't yer's don't take it, If it ain't the truth dont say it, If it ain't right don't do it...Marcus Aurelius

11/16/2020 5:11 PM

Wish they could "Merge" all the names into one simple team name.

Either way congrats to Amart.

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11/16/2020 5:16 PM

KBOLTZ wrote:

Wish they could "Merge" all the names into one simple team name.

Either way congrats to Amart.

ManlukRockRiverYamahaMerge Racing?

ManRockiver Mergaha?

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11/16/2020 5:27 PM

Brad460 wrote:

Nice! Looks like it’s not impossible to pull in new sponsorship....

GuyB wrote:

Well, it's more like making two teams into one.

Is Manluk new to the sport as a sponsor? Haven’t heard of them before.,,

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11/16/2020 5:32 PM

250 or 450?

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11/16/2020 5:33 PM

Brad460 wrote:

Nice! Looks like it’s not impossible to pull in new sponsorship....

GuyB wrote:

Well, it's more like making two teams into one.

Brad460 wrote:

Is Manluk new to the sport as a sponsor? Haven’t heard of them before.,,

Canadian team. Merged with K&R Racing last year. Now merged with Rock River Yamaha.

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"Sorry Goose, but it's time to buzz the tower."

11/16/2020 5:35 PM

ElliotB16 wrote:

250 or 450?

250 team.

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"Sorry Goose, but it's time to buzz the tower."

11/16/2020 6:00 PM

Yamaha dealership in Wisconsin, legitimate top 5 finisher at the Nationals. Freaking crazy.

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11/16/2020 6:13 PM

Will Short be on the team as well ?

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11/16/2020 6:13 PM
Edited Date/Time: 11/16/2020 6:14 PM

ElliotB16 wrote:

250 or 450?

-MAVERICK- wrote:

250 team.

Do you know if it's a paying gig, or the standard Rock River bike/truck/flights/etc. but no salary ride?

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11/16/2020 6:24 PM

ElliotB16 wrote:

250 or 450?

-MAVERICK- wrote:

250 team.

Sully wrote:

Do you know if it's a paying gig, or the standard Rock River bike/truck/flights/etc. but no salary ride?

No idea about that, but it's great to see him land a ride and not stuck privateering it.

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"Sorry Goose, but it's time to buzz the tower."

11/16/2020 6:35 PM

Sully wrote:

Do you know if it's a paying gig, or the standard Rock River bike/truck/flights/etc. but no salary ride?

I thought I heard on a Pulp podcast at some point that AMart isn’t willing to ride for free at this point.

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11/16/2020 7:03 PM

-MAVERICK- wrote:

250 team.

Sully wrote:

Do you know if it's a paying gig, or the standard Rock River bike/truck/flights/etc. but no salary ride?

LungButter wrote:

I thought I heard on a Pulp podcast at some point that AMart isn’t willing to ride for free at this point.

That's kinda why I was asking. If the rumors around here were true, his contract with JGR was pretty good, so I couldn't imagine a guy of his caliber stepping into a ride for free – especially since he wasn't let go for anything negative.

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11/16/2020 8:22 PM

Troll trains vlogs will in theory be the reality of speed 2

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11/17/2020 5:05 AM

Glad to hear this. Nice to hear that AMart has some backing. I think he will do just fine on the blue machine, under that tent.

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11/17/2020 5:34 AM

Brad460 wrote:

Nice! Looks like it’s not impossible to pull in new sponsorship....

GuyB wrote:

Well, it's more like making two teams into one.

Brad460 wrote:

Is Manluk new to the sport as a sponsor? Haven’t heard of them before.,,

https://racerxonline.com/2019/12/07/team-manlukkr-racing-announces-debut-team

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11/17/2020 5:46 AM

Interesting... Glad to see A-Mart with a ride for sure. Am I reading it correctly, it's a 1 bike team?

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11/17/2020 7:29 AM

Great news! Man Yamaha sales must be booming! How many riders now?
Stewart
Plessinger
Ferrandis
J-Mart
Craig
Cooper
The Club Mx team - Hill? Crown, Owen and then now A-Mart with the Manluk RockRiver team. I’m sure there’s others in forgetting but just off the top of my head this is what I came up with

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11/17/2020 7:37 AM

Might be a little off topic, but does Suzuki have to pay AMart for the remainder of his contract due to the team folding? On a positive note, glad to see him on a competitive ride to show what he's capable of in 2021.

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11/17/2020 7:48 AM

Harry_Gray wrote:

Might be a little off topic, but does Suzuki have to pay AMart for the remainder of his contract due to the team folding? On a positive note, glad to see him on a competitive ride to show what he's capable of in 2021.

AMart's contract was up...

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11/17/2020 7:55 AM

Brad460 wrote:

Nice! Looks like it’s not impossible to pull in new sponsorship....

GuyB wrote:

Well, it's more like making two teams into one.

Brad460 wrote:

Is Manluk new to the sport as a sponsor? Haven’t heard of them before.,,

Based out of Canada interesting to see what or who is the connection to the sport? either way good for A Mart glad to see him get a few more years hopefully.

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11/17/2020 8:06 AM

manluk raced sx down here last year with a few guys if I am not mistaken....I believe john short was one of them

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