Villopoto, one of the superstars of Supercross, has a Kawasaki
teammate for the 2011 season.
Kawasaki recently signed Jake Weimer to run with Villopto in the
450 class. Weimer was one of the top riders in the 250 circuit.
With bikes sales down, the economy is taking a toll on a lot of
the teams, who are opting to go with one star and a less expensive
Here’s the lineups of some of the other factory teams:
Honda: Signed Trey Canard earlier, and added
Josh Grant as the backup.
L&M: James Stewart is the hotdog with Kyle
Regal in the support role.
Suzuki: Ryan Dungey’s the main man with Brett
Metcalfe the backup.
Yamaha: Tommy Hahn and Kyle Chisholm.
Toyota/JGRMX: Davi Millsaps and Justin
KTM: Andrew Short and Mike Alessi (motocross
Villopoto was at
Dodger Stadium last week, trying to explain what it’s like to
race on a new track. The venue will host a Supercross race on Jan.
22. Villopoto won seven races a year ago before suffering a broken
leg that ended his season.