- Jan 24, 2002
Suzuki has released Michel Pichon, and replaced him with Joel Smets. :o There are articles on the RacerX and Cycle News websites. Suzuki claims it has nothing to do with his injury but the timing is weird to me. They also mention finding a rider "more committed" to developing the RMZ 450, I wonder if Pichon said he didn't want to ride it or if they just knew they could get Smets and consider him that much better a developement rider? Marcus or anybody on that side of the pond have something we haven't heard yet? I was not really a huge fan of MP but he had really ridden well for them. Just wondering if there is more to the story.