Nico Izzi is returning to racing in 2015. Izzi and the newly formed Rockwell Watches team have agreed to a deal, the team announced today. Izzi will race the Monster Energy 250SX West Region next year.
“Rockwell is stepping up their racing program for 2015 and I am excited to be a part of their program," Izzi said in a statement. "They are supporting me in my comeback. Paul Lindsey is a proven team manager and together with the support of the Rockwell Team, I know I can turn some heads this season.”
“Over the past decade I’ve had the privilege to work with some great people and very talented riders in our program. We’ve had riders with top-10 potential, but this is the first year that we have a team that could take a podium every week, and has a legitimate shot at a championship," Rockwell's founder and CEO, Rich Eggett, said in a statement. "Nico is looking faster and in better shape than he was during his 2008 and 2009 seasons and I think we’re about to see him in his prime.”
Izzi last raced Monster Energy Supercross in 2012, finishing ninth in the 250SX West Region. The team announced last week that Paul Lindsey will serve as team manager.