Over the course of the last month, rumors and speculation have swirled that Davi Millsaps was putting together his own deal and would ride a Suzuki in Lucas Oil Pro Motocross. Today, it was announced that he has found a landing spot. The former Monster Energy Kawasaki rider will contest the final six rounds of Lucas Oil Pro Motocross on a Suzuki RM-Z450 with help from Mountain Motorsports and other sponsors.
“We are extremely pleased to see Davi back competing in professional motocross, where he belongs!” said Dustin Farthing, president and co-owner of Mountain Motorsports. “I could not be more excited to support Davi. He is a proven champion, and I know he is extremely focused to get back to racing and on top of the podium.”
In April, Millsaps’ contract with Monster Energy Kawasaki was terminated, leaving the 2006 SX Lites East Region Champion without a ride for the remainder of Monster Energy Supercross and Lucas Oil Pro Motocross. Neither Kawasaki, which issued a vague press release in April, nor Millsaps, who later issued his own statement, has been forthcoming in regards to why his contract was terminated.
Through various sources, none of which would go on record, Jason Weigandt reported that Millsaps was fired because Kawasaki found a prohibited substance in his locker in the team truck. Millsaps denied he violated any AMA or FIM rule or regulation.
“I am aware that there is much speculation regarding my termination,” he said in a statement in April. “While I am not at liberty to discuss details, I can say without equivocation that I have not violated any AMA or FIM rule or regulation. At this point I am evaluating my options, both professional and legal.”
Millsaps is expected to return to racing on July 4 at RedBud.