Former MXGP front-runner, Evgeny Bobryshev, will contend the 2018 British Motocross championship for Lombard Express Suzuki, onboard the all-new RM-Z450.
Bobryshev, who finished third in the world series in 2015, has already spent time with the team - run by former British champion Neil Prince - and is now looking forward to preparing for a full assault on the both the British MX1 championship and MX Nationals, plus selected Grands Prix.
The Russian ace will also contest next year's Arenacross UK championship, joining this year's runner-up, Angelo Pellegrini, in the RFX Suzuki team.
He said, "I'm really happy to sign with Neil [Prince - team manager] and race the new RM-Z450 in 2018. I have known him a long time and worked with him before, and it was a lot of fun. Hopefully we can have a good season next year, and fight for the title. I am planning to start riding the bike next week, get focused, and get ready."
Neil Prince added, "I'm pumped to have Evgeny onboard for next year. It's really exciting news for us but also for the championship. I've known him for a while now and we've always got on well. I'm pleased we've been able to put a deal together and now we're focussed on having a successful 2018."