GEICO Honda rider Jeremy Martin will fill in for the injured Ken Roczen at Round 10 in Daytona, Team Honda HRC announced today.
Martin, who currently contests the Western Regional 250SX Championship with GEICO Honda, will transition up to the factory CRF450R for his first-ever premier class race.
“I’m beyond excited that American Honda is giving me the opportunity to ride a factory CRF450R,” stated Martin. “I’m also looking forward to making my debut in the premier class at Daytona, one of the most hyped up supercross races of all time. Everyone loves Daytona due to it being so different so I’m excited to go race the best guys in the world. I’d love to get a solid finish for Honda since they sponsor the event.”
The older Martin brother has enjoyed success in Daytona, finishing on the podium in three of his four 250SX races at the famed speedway, including a victory last year.
Following his one-race stint, Martin will rejoin the GEICO Honda squad to race the remaining Western Regional 250SX races.
“We’re excited to have Jeremy riding for us at the Daytona Supercross,” said Team Honda HRC manager Dan Betley. “Despite only a short amount of time on the bike, he already feels very comfortable so I’m confident in his ability to deliver a solid result. I’d like to thank GEICO Honda for making Jeremy available to us for this race.”