MAD Racing/Dirt Candy Suzuki and Matt Bisceglia have parted ways effective immediately, according to the team. The 2013 AMA Horizon Award winner signed a two-year deal with the new team this off-season following two years with GEICO Honda.
Per the team, Bisceglia will be released from his contract immediately to “pursue an opportunity to compete outdoors on another team.” Bisceglia was absent from the 2016 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross season opener last weekend at Hangtown due to an illness.
In the statement released today, the team said that “although MAD Racing is disappointed the relationship with Bisceglia did not work out as planned, they are eager to see what the remainder of the 2016 season holds for stablemate Luke Clout and wish Bisceglia the best of luck in future endeavors.”
According to a press release at the beginning of the season, the team had plans for Bisceglia to transition to the 450 Class beginning in 2018. That will obviously no longer take place.
In his first season with the team Bisceglia entered the 250SX East Region behind the eight ball after sustaining separate shoulder injuries during the off-season. He tied a career-high third place overall in Toronto en route to tenth in East Region points.
The team will contest the remainder of the 2016 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross season with Luke Clout.