Ivan Tedesco is a two-time AMA Supercross West Champion, and an AMA Motocross Lites Champion. He’s also been part of three winning Motocross of Nations teams for the USA. This is a open letter from him …
I wanted to send out a quick message to the many motocross fans in this country to thank them for all of their support with Team USA. I feel so lucky to have had three opportunities to attend the Motocross of Nations as a member of Team USA and while I may not have been the first choice each time, I am extremely thankful to have been chosen and of course I am very proud that we won all three times!
I want to send special thanks to all of my sponsors and especially to Honda Red Bull Racing. My contract with Honda actually ended before the Motocross of Nations in Italy. Team Honda Red Bull Racing did not hesitate to offer to support me through the event and continued to test with me just like normal, from the last AMA Motocross race at Steel City through this past weekend. Honda shipped my bikes and sent a full staff to Italy to support me in my efforts with Team USA, and they even offered to help me attend the U.S. Open of Supercross this weekend in Las Vegas.
My head has been spinning lately, trying to get things together for next season and beyond. Between the trip to Italy and the uncertainty of my future, I have decided to take this weekend off to get focused on my future. I am hopeful to have things figured out very quickly and look forward to preparing for a full season of racing in 2010.
Thanks again to my sponsors: Team Honda Red Bull Racing, Fox Racing, DVS Shoes and Oakley. And special thanks to my crew, Dr G., Johnny O’Mara, Big Rick Carmichael, Frankie, Beeker, and Scott Taylor, and most Importantly thanks to my family and the fans!
To see Ivan’s Rider Profile, you can visit this link – you can also send him a message there too. (And we’ll be updating the profile more in the next few days with items from the recently completed Motocross of Nations in Italy.)