It’s no secret that the JGRMX Suzuki team has struggled to find sufficient financial support to go racing
over the last few years, but it’s still a surprise to see the factory Suzuki effort go. Even before the 2020
season began, JGRMX was struggling to find a title sponsor, but circumstances have got even harder now as
the Covid-19 pandemic has completely shaken up the world and the live entertainment industry.

Motorcycle racing at the professional level is a business and the Gibbs family has invested a lot of time,
money and energy into creating a team capable of battling at the highest level of Supercross and motocross.
It has come with it’s fair share of highs and lows and through it all, the Gibbs family has continued to
support and press forward. The JGRMX team was in talks with the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians looking to
build a mutually beneficial partnership, but unfortunately they weren’t able to get the support right
away and the process was taking longer than expected.

MXA has learned that Suzuki wasn’t able to provide the JGRMX team with sufficient support to keep them
going for the 2021 season and this is ultimately the straw that broke the camel’s back.