Colt Nichols Injured Ahead of Factory Beta Debut

Factory Beta will make its debut in Monster Energy Supercross this weekend at the 2024 Monster Energy Supercross opener in Anaheim and unfortunately it already has to replace a rider.

The team announced today that Colt Nichols sustained a rotator cuff injury and is out for the start of the season. A return date is unknown at this time. 

“I am very disheartened to be missing the season opener at Anaheim 1 this weekend and the debut on my new BETA 450 RX,” said Nichols in a team release. “I’m doing everything that I can to heal up so I can get back on the gate, hopefully see you guys soon.” 

The team has drafted John Short as a replacement for Nichols. 

“I’m eager to be a part of Beta’s first Supercross experience and to meet some new people along the way,” said Short in a team release. “I’m very thankful for the opportunity and thankful for all of my sponsors who are supporting my 2024 race program and allowing me to jump on with Beta at Anaheim while Colt is healing up.”

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