GEICO’s premier off-road motorcycle team, JG Racing, will contend for three different championships in 2011 aboard brand-new Honda CRF250Rs and CRF450Rs.
Extending its long and successful relationship with the GEICO brand, American Honda has outfitted all five riders from the JG Off-Road camp to compete for the titles in the GEICO Endurocross, Can-Am Grand National Cross Country (GNCC), and Off-Road Motorcycles and ATV (OMA) series.
“We are very excited to have the opportunity to work with American Honda,” said team co-owner JT Bennett. “With five riders competing in the various championships aboard HondaÃ¢Â€Â™s proven CRF250R and CRF450R models, weÃ¢Â€Â™re going to be hard to beat. WeÃ¢Â€Â™re looking forward to a long relationship with Honda.”
Bennett’s team is headed by 10-time Trails champion Geoff Aaron, a runner-up to last year’s GEICO Endurocross title. Aaron rides alongside rising star Kyle Redmond on the exciting circuit, which brings all the disciplines of enduro racing into an arena atmosphere where fans can easily watch all of the action taking place.
Nine-time champion Jimmy Jarrett, three-time titlist Scott Watkins, and rising female star Ashley Crouch will race for the GNCC title on their new Hondas, with Jarrett and Watkins also attacking the OMA schedule.
By extending its partnership with American Honda into off-road racing, GEICO will now have a uniform look across the world of outdoor and arena motorcycle racing.