Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Jo Shimoda will make his 250SX East return at Atlanta, marking his first gate drop of the 2023 Monster Energy Supercross Championship.
Shimoda broke his collarbone in the build-up to Houston’s Eastern regional championship opener which ruled him out of the first six rounds of 250SX East, now set for a return as four races remain.
It will be a welcomed treat to have two riders again under the tent, with Shimoda making his 2023 debut. He’s familiar with the Atlanta Motor Speedway from last season and hopes it will be a good place to gain momentum. Blose has been the sole representative in the Eastern Region so far this season and has shown he can rise to the challenge. Blose has found more and more speed each week, eventually racing to a season-best – nearly matching his career-best of fourth – which is part of his goals for the season.
Iain Southwell, Team Manager:
“We are very happy to welcome back Jo after he had a little hiccup before the season started. He will be working hard to fight for a top spot, but we know he’ll likely need to knock off some cobwebs. Blose continued to ride well over the break, and we are really pushing for him to meet or beat his career-best this weekend.”