Barn Pros Racing/Home Depot Yamaha have agreed to a deal with Cole Martinez for the 2016 season, the team announced. Martinez, entering his fourth professional season, spent last year with Strikt-Slaton Yamaha finishing fourteenth in the 250SX West Region.
Martinez spent the summer racing the Canadian Nationals with Monster Energy/Thor Kawasaki, finishing tenth overall in MX2 after missing three rounds with a shoulder injury.
"Cole has a lot to prove in 2016 and after a solid 2015 season and after his hard work during the off-season we are expecting big things,” said team manager Scot Steffy.
The team also announced that it would consist of three riders this year, with more announcements coming as deals are finalized.