Monster Energy Yamaha announced today that Broc Tickle will fill-in for the injured Aaron Plessinger on the Monster Energy Yamaha team in the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship. Tickle filled-in at JGR Suzuki in the Monster Energy Supercross Championship.
Prior to the 2020 season, Tickle last raced at the Seattle Supercross on April 7, 2018. The following week, he was notified by the FIM that he had been provisionally suspended from competition following an adverse finding of 5-methylhexan-2-amine, a specified substance under Section 6 (Stimulants) of the 2018 FIM Prohibited List, in a urine sample collected from him at the San Diego supercross on February 10, 2018.
He spent the better part of two years fighting to return to racing.
Below is the official PR.
The Monster Energy Yamaha Factory Racing Team has signed Broc Tickle for the 2020 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross season to fill in for Aaron Plessinger who continues to focus on his return to full fitness after a training injury last week.
Plessinger dislocated his wrist while training for the upcoming Outdoor season last Tuesday, July 14, at Fox Raceway in Pala, California. The 2018 250MX Pro Motocross Champion underwent surgery to repair it and quickly began the rehab process, but unfortunately the timeline for recovery could take 12 weeks.
Tickle is eager to make his debut aboard the factory-prepped Yamaha YZ450F at the season opener at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch on August 15. The 2011 250SX West Champion brings a lot of experience to the effort and is ready to get rolling with his new team to get some top results in the Outdoor season.
After being delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross schedule is action packed with nine rounds starting with the season opener in mid-August in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee and finishes in Pala, California on October 10.
“I’m super excited about this opportunity and grateful to be a part of the Monster Energy Yamaha Factory Racing Team for the outdoor season that starts up here in a couple weeks. For myself, I’m just really looking forward to it. It’s a great opportunity, and a good group of people around me. We’ll start off at Loretta’s and build from there.”