Silly Season is swinging into gear. In a much-speculated move, Justin Brayton will be returning to Joe Gibbs Racing after a year with American Honda.
After parting ways with Kyle Regal and losing Davi Millsaps to the Rockstar Suzuki team, JGR will be re-stocking the team this year. Brayton is the first rider to sign onboard for 2013, with Josh Grant being linked to JGR as a possible second rider.
Below is the official press release announcing Brayton's move back to JGR.
The JGRMX/Toyota/Yamaha Team is proud to be reunited with Justin Brayton, who rode for the team during the 2010 and 2011 racing seasons. Brayton is back with Joe Gibbs Racing for at least the next two years. “I am excited to be back, it’s like a family at JGR and the bike is really good, I am looking forward to the Monster Energy Cup and the 2013 supercross and motocross seasons,” said Brayton. “Justin always gives 100% and takes great care of our sponsors, we are glad to welcome him back to the team,” commented team owner, Coy Gibbs.
The next race for the JGRMX/Toyota/Yamaha Team is expected to be the Monster Energy Cup on October 20, 2012 at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, Nev. SPEED will broadcast the action live starting at 10:00 p.m. (EST). The 2013 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship Series presented by Toyota begins Jan. 5 at Angel Stadium of Anaheim in Anaheim, Calif.