The newest rider to the talented Suzuki fold is none other than legendary racer Ricky Carmichael. Considered to be the most talented racer in both AMA Supercross and Motocross, Carmichael will begin his Team Makita Suzuki career at the U.S. Open of Supercross in October aboard a Suzuki RM250. For the 2005 season, Carmichael will race a Suzuki RM250 in AMA Supercross and a Suzuki RM-Z450 in AMA Motocross.Sebastien Tortelli
One of the most versatile racers of all time, former 125 and 250 World Champion Sebastien Tortelli returns to Suzuki after missing most of the 2003 and 2004 racing seasons due to injury. During the latter half of the 2004 AMA Chevrolet Motocross Championship season, however, Tortelli returned with a vengeance on his Suzuki RM250. Despite missing the first four rounds of the 12-round series, Tortelli finished a strong eighth overall and was a regular on the podium. For 2005, Tortelli will race a Suzuki RM-Z450 in both the Supercross and Motocross series.Team Makita Suzuki, 125ccBroc Hepler
In his first full year as a Pro racer, Broc Hepler became a force to be reckoned with. The quiet, mild-mannered teen scored two podiums in the AMA 125 East Supercross Series and finished second overall. Similarly, Hepler was on the box six times in AMA 125 Motocross and finished second overall. Furthermore, Hepler was named AMA Rookie of the Year for Supercross/Motocross. For ’05, Hepler will again race the Suzuki RM-Z250 he was so successful on last season.Davi Millsaps
Like teammate Hepler, Davi Millsaps made his Pro debut in 2004. He was unable to contest the entire ’04 AMA 125 East Supercross Series, however, because he wasn’t yet 16 at the beginning of the season. Even so, he did finish on the Supercross podium twice. In AMA 125 Motocross, Millsaps again made it to the podium twice and finished eighth overall. Millsaps will also race a Suzuki RM-Z250 in 2005.Cernic Suzuki, 250ccTravis Pastrana
Arguably one of the most popular riders in the paddock, Travis Pastrana returns to AMA Supercross in 2005 after missing recent seasons due to injury. The enthusiastic racer returns to his roots by racing under the Cernic Suzuki banner, which is where he got his amateur start back in the day. Pastrana will contest AMA Supercross aboard a factory Suzuki RM250.