Colt Nichols leaves Monster Energy Star Racing Yamaha because he wants to move to 450 next season and there is no room there..
Colt Nichols :
I wanted to take a minute and bring everyone up to speed on my plans for now and in the future. But first I want to thank STAR Racing, Bobby, Brad, Jeremy, and all of the other staff currently and in the past for all that you have done for me the past 6 years. You all had a big part to play in allowing me to reach one of my childhood goals of becoming a Supercross Champion and helping build the foundation that I now having moving forward in my career. I truly could not have achieved these things without your unwavering support. Bobby kept resigning me when i got injured believing I could win a championship one day and I will be forever grateful to everybody apart of STAR racing.
As much as I am going to miss my STAR team, I am really looking forward to my next chapter in my journey as I move up to the 450 class next year, and thankful to STAR for allowing me to start this journey early to get a head start on next season. In the next few weeks I will be able to share more, but you will see me on a new bike/team, gear, and all the rest. This has been a year I would rather forget having not been able to truly show what I was capable of, but it only gives me more motivation to make this step into the 450 class a successful one. Thanks to my family, friends, sponsors, and most of all fans for always supporting me through these injuries and comebacks.