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MAD Racing Yoshimura/Dirt Candy Suzuki announced last night that Matt Bisceglia, originally scheduled to race the 250SX West Region in 2016, would be moving to the 250SX East Region.

Bisceglia, who signed with the team after two years at GEICO Honda, recently injured his shoulder during a testing session. He is expected to begin riding again in a few weeks.

” Matt got banged up a little, and after talking with Sébastien (Tortelli, MAD Racing athletic director) and my son Blake we decided the best thing to do was swap the guys around so Matt could have more time to recover,” team owner Matt Davignon said. “The main concern is always the health and safety of the riders, and we didn’t want to rush Matt back if it wasn’t necessary to do so.”

Due to Bisceglia’s injury, rookie Daniel Baker will move to the West Region. The move was made after team owner Mike Davignon consulted with former world champion and the team’s current athletic director Sebastien Tortelli.

” I asked Sébastien flat out if Daniel would be ready for Anaheim 1,” Davington said. “We originally had him racing in the East to give him more seat time before his rookie SX campaign, but Sébastien said he definitely would have him ready. The next call was to Daniel, and he was anxious to jump in and support this team decision. It speaks volumes of the desire and spirit of this young man that he was so willing to help out.”