2011 Yamaha SX Team Lineup Revealed

The North American division of Yamaha announced today its entire line-up of teams for the 2011 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship. James Stewart has signed a two-year contract with L & M Racing, who will be joined by Kyle Regal.

For 2011, Star Racing owner Bobby Regan has placed team management responsibilities in the hands of Allan Brown. The YZ250F will be raced again by Gareth Swanepoel, who will be joined by Ryan Sipes, Kyle Cunningham and rookie sensation Gannon Audette.

Joe Gibbs Racing is back for 2011 with a two man lineup consisting of Justin Brayton and Davi Millsaps. Valli Motorsports owner Chad Lanza has veteran Nick Wey mentoring 450 Class rookie Austin Stroupe.

The MotoConcepts Team has hired David Vuillemin, a highly successful racer in his own right, as team manager, who will be guiding riders Kyle Chisholm, new comer Tommy Hahn and Vince Friese in 2011.

Finally, Rock River Motorsports will be fielding a team consisting of Weston Peick, Jared Brown, Drew Yenerich, Joey Rossi, Alex Millican and Jeff Alessi.

“We are very excited to have all of our teams returning to fight for the 2011 Racing series and look forward to coming out of the gate at the opener with a strong start to the season,” said Yamaha Racing Division Manager, Keith McCarty, in a statement for the press. “They did a great job representing the Yamaha brand last year and with contingency and parts available in the pits I’m looking forward to an even better finish in 2011 for all our Yamaha racers.”

The season opener gets underway at Angel Stadium in Anaheim on January 8, 2011.
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