2008 Rookie of the Year Nico Izzy rips it on Bell. Photo: Frank Hoppen
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. – Bell Powersports has signed 18 year old motocross phenom Nico Izzi to compete and train exclusively in Bell helmets. Recently named the 2008 AMA Motocross/Supercross Rookie of the Year, Izzi has been racing since he was four years old and has more than 100 major amateur titles under his belt.
“We’ve always been impressed with Nico both on and off the track,” said Bell Sports Marketing Manager Chuck Platt. “We’re pretty stoked about getting him on-board as a Bell Rider.”
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Izzi turned pro at the end of 2007 and is in the midst of racing his first full season in the AMA Supercross and Motocross Lites pro classes. The much-heralded rookie currently sits fifth in the AMA Motocross Lites standings and finished third overall in the 2008 AMA Supercross Lites East competition earlier in the year.
Izzi joins Bell’s formidable off-road roster which includes Nick Wey, Michael Byrne, and Grant Langston, as well as the Yamaha of Troy and KTM MDK factory teams.
The Rockstar Makita Suzuki Factory Team rider has been wearing a custom-painted Moto-8 for the last three rounds of the outdoor season. He hails from Saint Claire, Mich. but also lives in Murietta, Calif. part of the year.
Nico Izzi, Rockstar Makita Suzuki Factory Racing RM-Z250, #341
-2008 AMA Motocross/Supercross Rookie of the Year
- 3rd Place Overall - 2008 AMA Supercross Lites East
- 5th Place Overall - 2008 AMA Motocross Lites