Team Suzuki Press Office – November 26.

Former British Motocross Champion Neil Prince will head-up a brand new Suzuki GB-run motocross team in 2013 with backing from Heads & All Threads.

Prince, who claimed the 1994 125cc British Championship as a rider and more recently eight British titles as a team manager, takes over the running of Suzuki’s official British Motocross Championship effort next season, comprising Graeme Irwin in MX2, up-and-coming youngster Luke Burton in MX1; and MXY2 rider Jordan McClelland.

Said Prince: "To agree terms with Suzuki GB to run its official effort in the UK is a great honour. I've followed the progress of the Tyco Suzuki team over the last few years and been hugely impressed with the speed of the bikes and reliability, so when the chance came to talk I was very keen. We've already tried the all-new 2013 RM-Zs and are very impressed. Suzuki has without a doubt given us the tools to do our job in 2013. We just need to do the rest now."

Suzuki GB Marketing Manager George Cheeseman said: "To have a team manager with proven credentials like Neil fills us with great confidence. In him we have a manager with multiple championship titles to his name, who has the experience to build a team that not only gives us a strong chance next season, but has eyes on the future too.

“We are also very pleased to welcome a new sponsor, not only to us but to top-flight motocross too. We all know how tough it is to attract sponsorship so to bring a new brand and new interest to the sport is a double bonus. We look forward to working closely with Neil and the rest of the Heads & All Threads Suzuki Team throughout 2013."

Heads & All Threads Sales and Marketing Manager Gary Needs added: "Motocross is a hugely exciting sport and something that we as a business look forward to becoming more involved with. To enter the sport with Neil and as the title sponsor of Suzuki's official campaign really is something special. While our managing director has a personal interest, we're looking forward to exposing our customers and clients to it throughout 2013 too, by bringing them along to the races to cheer the team on."

The Heads & All Threads Suzuki Team begin testing next week, with their first competitive outing planned before the end of the year.

Pictured from left: Jordan McClelland, Graeme Irwin, Neil Prince, Luke Burton & Gary Needs.

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