After ten professional seasons, former Star Yamaha rider Ryan Morais announced his retirement today from professional racing. Morais will take on a new role in the industry as Star Racing Yamaha's team manager. Morais made the annoucement via his Facebook page earlier today:
It is time for me to announce my retirement as a professional motocross racer. The opportunity to be a professional racer over the last 10 years has been an incredible journey. I would like to thank my family, friends, sponsors and fans for all of the support, encouragement and love that I have received over the years. Now that I am putting up my boots, I am excited to focus on the next chapter in my life. Therefore, it is with great pleasure that I get to announce I will be the Star Racing Yamaha’s Team manager, test rider and rider coach. I look forward to seeing you all at the races!