Colt Nichols Sidelined for Anaheim 1 – Fill-in rider confirmed by Beta

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Colt Nichols will miss the 2024 AMA Supercross season opener this Saturday, January 6, in Anaheim. The former 250SX East Coast champ suffered a torn rotator cuff injury. This means Beta lost its main start heading to the brand debut in the States.

“I am very disheartened to be missing the season opener at Anaheim 1 this weekend and the debut on my new BETA 450 RX,” Nichols said in a team statement. “I’m doing everything that I can to heal up so I can get back on the gate, hopefully see you guys soon.” Nichols was a brilliant sixth at last term’s season opener.

Joining Benny Bloss on the team, Beta Liqui Moly Racing has announced John Short as a fill-in for Nichols.

“I am eager to be a part of Beta’s first supercross experience and to meet some new people along the way. I’m very thankful for the opportunity and thankful for all of my sponsors who are supporting my 2024 race program and allowing me to jump on with Beta at Anaheim while Colt is healing up.”

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