Broc Tickle has a new role. The long-time veteran is now helping the Monster Energy Kawasaki team as a test rider.
Tickle spent the 2021 Monster Energy Supercross season with the supercross-only Smartop/MotoConcepts team and finished 13th overall in the 450 Class.
After the supercross season, Tickle wasn’t able to secure a ride for Lucas Oil Pro Motocross and is now helping the factory Kawasaki team.
Following the Thunder Valley National, Adam Cianciarulo was asked about working with Tickle, who he called a “perfect test rider.”
New guy under the tent there, Broc Tickle. He’s helping you with some settings, from what I understand, and you liked it. Did you directly use some of his stuff this week or some of his help in the bike?
Yeah, it’s been cool having Broc up. I’ve only had a couple days at the track with him, to be honest. It’s pretty new. I’ve always liked Broc, got along with him. I don’t think you cannot get along with the guy. Super cool dude. Has good technique. Obviously, he’s a fast rider, like perfect test rider. I’ve bounced some stuff off of him back and forth, but I think it’s more of like he’s kind of getting used to the bike still. He’s had some opinions on some settings I’ve run. Like I said, I’ve just bounced some stuff off him. But nothing I don’t think really directly correlating to what I’m running on the bike yet. I try to just tell the guys what I’m feeling. They put stuff on the bike, they let me know, I tell them if it’s good or not.
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