Well, so much for the speculation that Jeremy Martin was leaving the Monster Energy/Star Racing Yamaha team.
The two-time Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Champion and the team have agreed to a new deal that will keep Martin on the team for 2022.
“I’m really excited to be back with Monster Energy Star Yamaha Racing for 2022,” Martin said in a press release. “I haven’t had the year I was hoping for, so I’m very grateful to do what I love and have another opportunity to race my butt off for some championships next year. The team and I have had a lot of success together over the years, and we look to build on that.”
Martin turned pro with the team full-time in 2013 and spent the early portion of his career under the Yamaha squad, winning two titles with the team. He left the team after the 2016 season and signed with GECIO Honda. When GEICO folded this past off-season, Martin returned to Star Racing. He’s dealt with injuries for much of the 2021 season, but is still fourth in the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship.
“I am really excited that Jeremy is back on board for 2022,” said 250 team manager Seth Rarick. “He’s proven that he’s a championship contender, and we know he brings us another shot at it in the future. It’s been a pleasure having him back on the team. His commitment to racing and winning is unparalleled. I’m excited about our chances next year.”
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