Another rider to sit out of the remainder of the 2020 Monster Energy Supercross. Geico Honda’s Jeremy Martin has reach the maximum limit of points in the 250SX class and will be forced to race the 450 class in 2021. By sitting out the remainder of the year he will be able to have another year of preparing before trying to earn a 450 place in 2022.
Read the full announcement on Instagram below.
Unfortunately my season has come to an end for supercross in 2020. I’ve given it a lot of thought about how to publicly announce not racing the last three races of sx this year. Instead of covering it up with an injury The team and I decided to be completely honest about my current situation. I’ve reached the eligibility limit for points in the 250sx class, and any additional points would force me into the 450 class for 2021. There isn’t any opportunities nor openings for me in 2021 for the 450 class. Geico Honda doesn’t campaign the 450sx class. I haven’t won a race yet this year and feel that before making the step to the premier class I need an additional year to improve my performance and health in the quest to earn a factory 450 ride for 2022. I’m 27 years old and I’d love to be in the 450 class racing but sometimes you have to take the longer path, which right now is licking my wounds and keep rebuilding myself in supercross so I can win races and championships for Geico Honda next year!
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