Following two seasons at Monster Energy/Pro Circuit Kawasaki Justin Hill has signed with Red Bull KTM. The team announced the deal today, and says it is for the 2015 250 SX West Region series and the 250 Class in Lucas Oil Pro Motocross.
Here is the official statement from the team:
Murrieta, CA – The Red Bull KTM Factory Team is excited to announce it has signed Justin Hill to race the 250 SX West Supercross Series and the Lucas Oil Pro 250 Motocross Championship for the 2015 season.
Hill hails from the state of Oregon where he lived throughout his amateur motocross career. It was at a young age that Hill became recognized as an upcoming star after securing multiple amateur motocross titles which led to a factory ride in his rookie season in 2013. During that season he earned two top five finishes in the 250 SX West Supercross Series.
In 2014, Hill landed on the podium five times in the 250 SX West Supercross Series. His first professional career win was at the San Diego Supercross. He also took a win at the Las Vegas East/West Shootout. Hill was sitting inside the top ten in points in the 250 Motocross class earlier this season before a shoulder injury sidelined him at Millville forcing him to sit out the remainder of the series.
“Obviously Justin’s improvement in the past year caught our eye,” stated Red Bull KTM Factory Team Manager Roger De Coster. “We saw him take two wins in the Supercross series and saw a lot of potential in his outdoor results as well. We are excited to have him join our team this season and feel he will complement our other rider, Marvin Musquin, very well giving the Red Bull KTM Team a competitive rider on each coast in the Supercross series.”
Hill was equally excited about signing with Red Bull KTM, stating, “I’m really happy to get the opportunity to join the Red Bull KTM Factory Team and work with Team Manager Roger De Coster. I’ve always been a big fan of Roger and what he has accomplished throughout his career. I’m looking at this as a fresh start with an exciting brand and an opportunity to join a race-focused company which is a perfect fit for me.”