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The 2015 silly season is off to a swift beginning, as groups aren’t waiting up until the end of the season to sign cyclists they really feel fit their needs. Alex Martin was the first shoe to go down, as he will certainly join his sibling Jeremy at Yamalube/Star Racing Yamaha in 2016 complying with two-plus seasons with CycleTrader.com/ Rock River Yamaha. Today, GEICO Honda introduced they have actually signed Christian Craig for the remainder of the 2015 period and also the entire 2016 season.

Craig announced his retired life from expert auto racing complying with the 2013 season however returned as a fill-in cyclist for GEICO Honda in 2014 when Eli Tomac was sidelined with an injury. Craig returned once again this year, this moment riding the 250 Course for the very first time in his job when Justin Bogle went down with a shoulder injury in the opener.

” I truthfully can not take into words how much this possibility indicates to me,” Craig claimed in a team statement. “Before I retired, I could have just dreamed of being on the GEICO Honda team and currently it’s a truth. It’s crazy to me as well as I feel like it’s a desire.”

Craig’s return has actually gone better than the majority of anticipated as he’s racked up 8 top 10s in 10 motos raced and also currently sits fourteenth in 250MX points regardless of missing the very first two rounds. His offer for next season begins the heels of his very first occupation 250 MX moto platform on Saturday at RedBud.

” Christian has been a really comfortable and very easy fit when we’ve needed him to fill-in,” team co-owner Rick “Ziggy” Zielfelder said in a group statement. “A person’s stability indicates a lot to me as well as to be a part of this group you need to work extremely difficult and make your place.”

Craig, 23, is the son-in-law of GEICO Honda co-owner Jeff Majkrzak. “Because Christian is the son-in-law, he’s had to function a lot tougher to show himself than any individual that has come prior to him,” Zielfelder claimed. “It’s been wonderful to see him dig in and also do the work. He deserves this contract.”

” I have actually striven to show to people I can do this again as well as to have the whole GEICO Honda group behind me implies a lot,” Craig claimed. “It was rather awesome after Thunder Valley when I talked to Ziggy as well as he stated that he doesn’t care what my father-in-law says, him and also (team principal Mike) LaRocco desire me on the group. That made me seem like everybody relied on me, not just Jeff because he’s family members.”

Craig is anticipated to oppose the 250 Class in both Monster Power Supercross and also Lucas Oil Pro Motocross next period.