RCH/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing Looks to Bounce Back in Indy2017-03-17 11:49
After a challenging outing last weekend at the Daytona Supercross, RCH/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing looks to bounce back when Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, returns to Indianapolis this weekend for Round 11 of the 2017 championship.
With seven races still to be contested on this year’s docket, there’s plenty of time to recover from last week’s misfortunes.
“I’ve always felt like the season starts in earnest after Daytona,” explained RCH co-owner Ricky Carmichael. “Last week was a struggle and there was certainly some bad luck that came our way. Broc (Tickle) had some trouble with his start in the main and Justin (Bogle) just couldn’t catch a break. No one is making excuses but there were certainly some circumstances that played a role in the outcome. Bottom line is it’s up to us to be better than that. We’ve got plenty of time to recover from one bad race. Both of our riders have great attitudes about everything so we’re not going to spend a lot of time talking about woulda, coulda, shoulda. We’re going to Indianapolis this weekend and both guys will do their best to put it on the podium.”
In six previous Indianapolis starts, including 250SX and 450SX competition, Tickle has only finished outside the top 10 twice and holds a 9.3 average finish. The 2011 Western Regional 250 SX Class Champion recorded his best finish at Lucas Oil Stadium in 2014 when he finished fifth.
“I like Indianapolis, a lot,” offered Tickle who finished 14th last Saturday and comes into Indianapolis 10th in points. “There’s just something about racing in the Midwest, especially Indianapolis, that adds a pretty significant cool factor to this one. We struggled a little bit in Daytona so I’m looking for some redemption tomorrow night. There’s plenty of season left so if we can put a few good runs together, we’ll be right back in the middle of it.”
Bogle finished 13th in last year’s visit to Indianapolis but prior to 2016, the rider of the No. 19 Suzuki RM-Z450 earned a sporty 3.67 average finish in 250SX Class competition where he notched two podium finishes in three starts.
Last weekend, the Cushing, Okla., rider endured a heart breaker by not qualifying for the main event.
“It felt like I couldn’t buy a break last weekend,” said Bogle. “Just about everything that could have gone wrong went wrong. There are always ups and downs in any business, especially if you’re an athlete. At the end of the day, the goal doesn’t change. We’re going to Indianapolis to try and be better than we were last week. “
Before the pits open and the gate drops at the track, Tickle and Bogle will meet fans and sign autographs tonight from 6-7 p.m. at Westfield Powersports. Located just 30 minutes north of Lucas Oil Stadium, in Westfield, Ind., Westfield Powersports is a full service powersports dealership that prides itself on building relationships and having fun.
Monster Energy AMA Supercross from Lucas Oil Stadium will be televised live on FOX Saturday, March 18 beginning at 7 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, 4 p.m. Pacific.
About RCH Racing …
RCH/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing is a professional Monster Energy Supercross and Lucas Oil Pro Motocross team co-owned by 15-time AMA Champion Ricky Carmichael and Freestyle Motocross visionary and entrepreneur Carey Hart. RCH was founded in 2012 and earned its first premier class championship in 2016. Stay up to date on all the latest RCH Racing news on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @RCHRacing.
About Suzuki …
Suzuki Motor of America, Inc. (SMAI) distributes Motorcycles, ATVs, Scooters, Outboard Motors and Automotive Parts and Accessories via an extensive dealer network throughout 49 states. Suzuki Motor Corporation (SMC), based in Hamamatsu, Japan, is a diversified worldwide manufacturer of Motorcycles, ATVs, Scooters, Automobiles, Outboard Motors and related products. Founded in 1909 and incorporated in 1920, SMC has business relations with 201 countries/regions. For more information, visit www.suzuki.com.
About Yoshimura R&D of America …
Yoshimura is “The Leader in Performance” and has been for more than 55 years. With unmatched skills, knowledge, and passion for racing, Yoshimura is on the forefront of the aftermarket exhaust industry. Yoshimura pipes are race bred and feature the same legendary performance, fit and quality that has been their trademark for more than five decades. To learn more about Yoshimura and view their wide variety of performance products, visit
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