N-Fab Yamaha Announces Nationals LineupTuesday, May 14, 2013 | 9:20 AM
RIVERSIDE, Calif. – With the 2013 AMA Motocross race season just days away, the N-Fab/TiLUBE/Yamaha team today announced the talented group of riders who will be contesting the entire 12-race series this summer. Headlining the four-rider team will 450 class racers Phillip Nicoletti, Chris Blose and Bobby Kiniry. Complimenting this trio will be six-time WMX national champion Jessica Patterson. Final preparations are being done and the team is looking forward to getting things off on the right foot this Saturday, May 18 at the Red Bull Hangtown Motocross Classic in Sacramento, Calif.
Phil Nicoletti (Bethel, New York),Chris Blose (Phoenix) and Bobby Kiniry (Holland Patent, New York) will pilot the revolutionary Yamaha YZ450F across the American countryside as they look to make their mark on the 2013 season. Jessica Patterson (Tallahassee, Florida) will pilot the Yamaha YZ250F in the WMX class looking to add a seventh title to her resume.
Team Manager Allan Brown is certainly excited about contesting the complete motocross series with such a talented team, “We are hoping for good things out of the 23 year old Phil Nicoletti who showed tremendous potential in 2012, capping off the motocross season with a string of top 10 finishes in the 450 class,” said Brown. “I have worked with Chris Blose in Supercorss for several years now and this will be his return to Motocross. He is hungry and wants to show everyone he is not just a Supercross rider. Bobby Kiniry is the veteran of the team and we hope he will be able to show what heart and detrmination are all about. As for Jessica Patterson, we have already won three national titles together and are certainly looking to add another!”
Brown went on to say team will also be offering limited support to Gareth Swanepoel (South Africa) on a race-by-race basis. “As a former outdoor moto winner we are happy he (Swanepoel) is running our graphics on his own program,” said Brown. “By racing and being prepared, should an opportunity arise, he could quickly and easily step into that role. We’re looking forward to a successful season not only for Nicoletti, Blose, Kiniry and Patterson, but also for Swanepoel.”
N-Fab, producers of industry-leading off-road accessories, is also looking forward to a successful 2013 campaign, "We are very excited to be continuing our partnership with TiLUBE and Yamaha Racing for the 2013 Motocross series,” commented Thomas Fichter, N-Fab President and CEO.
Be sure to stop by the team transporter in the Hangtown pits to check out some of the latest products and get autographs from all of the team riders. We’ll see you there!
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