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June 4, 2020

H.E.P. Motorsports Cards Impressive Night on their Suzuki RM-Z450s

Kyle Cunningham (#44) charges the corner on his Suzuki RM-Z450.

Brea, CA (June 4, 2020) - Suzuki and its RM-Z450 riders battled back after a challenging second race re-
opening of the 2020 Monster Energy Supercross for Round 12 of the season wrap-up. H.E.P. Motorsports’ 
Kyle Cunningham, Adam Enticknap, and Ryan Breece showed good pace on their Suzuki RM-Z450s 
during the night show while JGRMX/Yoshimura/Suzuki’s Fredrik Noren was held back from qualifying for 
the main event after an early race crash.
Cunningham had a notable night as he fought his way into the main. Nearly grabbing the holeshot in his heat 
race, Cunningham charged with the lead pack for most of the race and ultimately finished with a top-nine 
transfer position. In the main, Cunningham continued that presence and proved he has what it takes to 
compete with the top contenders on his H.E.P.-tuned RM-Z450.

Adam Enticknap (#722) soars over the Salt Lake City track on his Suzuki RM-Z450.

With the fastest qualifying time amongst the Suzuki riders, Enticknap showed determination despite a rough 
start in his heat race that left him missing the main event by one position. In the LCQ, “The Seven Deuce 
Deuce” had a good start within the top-ten and finished strong climbing his way to a third-place finish. Although Enticknap finished in a disappointing position in the main, he is optimistic to continue the momentum on Sunday.

Ryan Breece (#71) leads the pack during the LCQ on his Suzuki RM-Z450.
The effects of Salt Lake City’s altitude kept Ryan Breece performing to his full capacity in his heat race, but 
was able to preserve and finish in a solid fourth place in the LCQ. Unfortunately, Breece was forced to pull 
off the track during the main due to altitude sickness. Breece is hopeful to recover and make strong strides 
during the next five rounds.

“This was a step in the right direction with successfully having all three [H.E.P.] riders in the premier main 
event,” said Dustin Pipes, H.E.P. Motorsports’ Team Manager. “Each rider had individual achievements that 
made me proud. It is a true testament to how well the team is progressing.”

Freddie Noren (#31) shows impressive speed on his Suzuki RM-Z450.
JGR’s “Fast Freddie” had just three days to recover from an injured ankle suffered at last Sunday’s Round 
11, but still showed impressive speed on the challenging track layout. While running in a direct transfer 
position in the LCQ, Freddie lost front wheel traction and crashed. Although he was quickly back on the bike 
and charging strong, Freddie was unable to recover in spite of being the rider with the fastest lap time on the final lap.

"This was not the race day I had planned for,” said Noren. “But I know what kind of rider I am so I’ll learn, then let it go and come back swinging in a few days. I'm very thankful for the team and all of their hard work!"

Broc Tickle is recovering from an injured hand suffered at Round 11, and is eager to create some momentum 
on his RM-Z450 at Sunday’s race.
The JGRMX/Yoshimura/Suzuki team is also looking forward to the next 250 West round which will take place 
on Wednesday, June 10th. RM-Z250 rider Alex Martin will be ready to get on the track and add more 
championship points to his already top-five position.

The next gate drop happens on Sunday, June 7th at 5:00 PM EST when the Suzuki teams expect to put its 
RM-Z450s into top finishing spots.

Photos by Feld Entertainment, Inc.

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