Joining John Natalie this year is Joel Hetrick, who took the pro class by storm in his rookie year with his impressive overall wins at Unadilla and Loretta Lynn’s. “We are very excited to be working with Joel. He has shown a lot of talent and potential, and we are hoping to help him take it to the next level this year,” stated Leach.
In the WORCS series, Josh Frederick is back under the Can-Am/Motoworks tent and gunning for the 2012 pro championship. Dillon Zimmerman is also back on board for 2011 in the pro class and is hoping to be a regular fixture on the podium alongside his teammate. “Josh and Dillon are a great team. They have been with us from the beginning and we are looking forward to another great year with them,” said Leach.
After winning the 2011 WORCS championship, Jeremie Warnia is taking his talents back to Europe as a part of the team’s expansion efforts. Warnia is focusing on the UEM European Quadcross and French National championships for 2012. “We are incredibly excited to have Jeremie representing us over in Europe, and we think this is a great opportunity not only for Jeremie, but also for Can-Am and Motoworks. Jeremie is incredibly fast, and I don’t think there is anyone over there that can beat him, so we are expecting him to do very well and win some championships,” said Johnny Leach, who has high expectations for the French racer.
Also as part of their expanding efforts, Motoworks is taking on the GNCC series with the addition of Chris Bithell for the 2012 season. Bithell finished fourth in series points last season and has proved time and time again that he is a true contender for the podium. “This is a great opportunity for us. We know Chris Bithell has been with Can-Am for a long time and has a good program in place, so we are expecting him to be competitive right from the beginning,” Leach stated.
“We are really looking forward to the 2012 season in every way. Can-Am has stepped it up again and is the only manufacturer who is giving full support. Everyone at Motoworks is really glad to be a part of that, and we are hoping to give them championships in return,” Johnny Leach added.
A busy and exciting season is in store for the Can-Am/Motoworks teams as the WORCS series kicks off in January, followed by both the GNCC and the AMA ATV Motocross Championships in March; and with the incredible pool of talent on board, the Can-Am/Motoworks team is aspiring to win championships all the way across the board.
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