Trevor Bollinger to Compete in AAGP Season Finale in Japan

Bollinger will represent GNCC Racing in Japan on November 6

XC2 Pro Lites competitor Trevor Bollinger will compete in the AAGP season finale on Sunday, November 6, at the Jigatake Ski Resort in Omachi City, Nagano, Japan. This announcement comes as GNCC Racing marks the eleventh year of partnership with the Japan National Cross Country (JNCC) Series, Japan's all-motorcycle cross-country championship.

Bollinger's 2016 GNCC season has been stellar, where he currently sits third overall and first in the XC2 Pro Lites class. Bollinger follows GNCC racers such as Paul Whibley (2006), Jason Raines, Charlie Mullins and Rodney Smith (2007), Nate Kanney and Thad Duvall (2008), Josh Strang and Kailub Russell (2009), Cory Buttrick (2010), Jesse Robinson and Jason Thomas (2011), Rory Mead and Josh Strang (2013), Jordan Ashburn (2014); and most recently, Chris Bach (2015) in being selected to represent GNCC Racing in Japan.

"I cannot express how much of an honor that it is to be chosen to race the final round of the AAGP series," said Bollinger. "The JCR Honda team has been a vital part of my success this year and I'm excited to branch out and work with Honda Japan. I look forward to representing GNCC, Racer Productions and all of my great sponsors in Japan."

Trevor Bollinger set to compete in AAGP season finale
Trevor Bollinger is set to compete in the AAGP season finale in Japan on November 6.Photography by Ken Hill

It is a tradition for JNCC President Masami Hoshino to invite GNCC riders to the season finale in exchange for Japanese riders that will compete in a single round of the GNCC series. Just two weeks ago, Saiki Tatsuya and Ren Ishidoya traveled to the Parts Unlimited Unadilla GNCC. Tatsuya competed in the XC1 Pro division, while Ishidoya raced in the XC2 Pro Lites class.

Bollinger's mechanic, Eric Siraton, and GNCC Media Manager, Chelsea Taylor, will accompany Bollinger as he makes his bid against Japan's top off-road talent. The three-hour AAGP in Japan follows the same format as an American GNCC. For more information on the JNCC, please click here.

The 2016 AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country Series continues in Masontown, West Virginia this weekend, September 24 and 25, for the Rocky Mountain ATV/MC Mountaineer Run GNCC.