Jeremy Martin sits out the rest of SX
Jeremy Martin has decided to sit out the rest of the Supercross series and it’s not because he’s injured. If the American picked up anymore points then he’ll be forced to move up to the 450 class in 2021. The American who’s had quite a number of injuries, hasn’t got a 450cc ride lined up for next season and would prefer to stay in the 250cc class with Geico Honda.
Martin posted the following statement on social media explaining his decision.
“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”, Martin stated on social media.
Pic: Geico Honda