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9/4/2018 11:10 AM

Phil Nicoletti signs with Rockstar Energy OTSFF Yamaha

Cochecton, New York’s Phil Nicoletti has signed with Team Rockstar Energy OTSFF Yamaha to join Matt Goerke and Dillan Epstein in the upcoming four-round 450 Pro SX Tour segment of the Rockstar Energy Triple Crown Series. Nicoletti has also been signed to campaign the entire 2019 Rockstar Energy Triple Crown Series for the team.

Nicoletti, who resides in Charlotte, North Carolina, comes fresh off the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna team, with which he recorded a sixth-place overall finish in the AMA 450 Pro Motocross National Championship.

Twenty-nine-year-old Nicoletti was a successful amateur before turning pro in 2006. He competed as a privateer during his first few years in the 250 class. Until riding for Rockstar Energy Husqvarna this season, Nicoletti spent five years with Huntersville, North Carolina-based JGR Yamaha. Among his career highlights are more
than 30 top-10 to top-3 motocross nationals finishes.

“Phil will be a great addition to the team. He’s a solid motocross and supercross rider and came through for Rockstar USA this summer and we took an interest in him. Due to our Rockstar partnership it was a no-brainer to sign him when the opportunity came up,” said Rockstar Energy OTSFF Yamaha team manager Steve Simms.

Nicoletti has very little racing experience in Canada – Walton Transcan GNC (2007); Montreal Supercross (2010) – and is virtually unknown here, something he is intent on changing.

“I’m really excited to have signed with Rockstar Energy OTSFF Yamaha and looking forward to this new opportunity that will take me to Canada to race on a brand of bike I am very comfortable with,” Nicoletti said. “I haven’t seen much of the country and doing the nationals will allow me to experience what I have been told is a really beautiful place. I like new challenges and meeting new people, making new friends, racing new tracks. It keeps things interesting. We’ll see what happens but I definitely want to win some races in Canada.”

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9/4/2018 11:22 AM

Good for him. I think this is the earliest in the off season that he has a ride lined up for the following season.

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9/4/2018 11:34 AM

nd54 wrote:

Good for him. I think this is the earliest in the off season that he has a ride lined up for the following season.

It appears this deal is just for the upcoming Rockstar series in Canada.

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9/4/2018 11:38 AM

woodsryder wrote:

It appears this deal is just for the upcoming Rockstar series in Canada.

Nicoletti has also been signed to campaign the entire 2019 Rockstar Energy Triple Crown Series for the team.

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9/4/2018 11:47 AM

Good for Phil and the Canadian series. One would hope as more top level names go and race the series, it’ll draw more eyes and more dollars.

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Mantis Toboggan, M.D

9/4/2018 11:56 AM

Hope he earned himself some decent money in this deal. Will miss watching him in the U.S.

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9/4/2018 11:58 AM

nd54 wrote:

Good for him. I think this is the earliest in the off season that he has a ride lined up for the following season.

woodsryder wrote:

It appears this deal is just for the upcoming Rockstar series in Canada.

TommyLee93 wrote:

Nicoletti has also been signed to campaign the entire 2019 Rockstar Energy Triple Crown Series for the team.

Gotcha, missed that.

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9/4/2018 12:00 PM

This makes me more interested in Canadian Moto. Maybe he can do a call in update every week on pulpmx, I love hearing him run down a race.

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9/4/2018 12:25 PM

Our (USofA) loss, Canadian MX gain! We need an NBC Sports Gold-like package for Canadian MX!

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9/4/2018 3:50 PM

Also for the 4 SX races left in 2018...so he will be in Montreal

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“I’m not Swap…”

9/4/2018 3:53 PM

DonM wrote:

Also for the 4 SX races left in 2018...so he will be in Montreal

Yep. Mentioned that is the Montreal Supercross thread. Alessi, RJ Hampshire, Alex Martin and more. Plenty of guys from the US.

Should be a good event.

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

9/4/2018 4:19 PM

great to see....for both him and canada

wish oz wasnt half a lightyear away and we'd get more down this way ....

"jouney men" a term first used in team ball sports is now becoming a norm in mx..

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9/4/2018 6:23 PM

Great, he should bring some people out. I’m gonna walk up to him and say, “what’s up” and let him go.

Welcome to ?? Canada.

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In my 60’s and still loving dirt scoots up here in the frozen north.

2021 Husky 501s

9/4/2018 8:00 PM

Can’t wait to see him make the throat slit gesture to unsuspecting riders.

Great addition to the tour here.

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