Australian Enduro legend Chris Hollis will return to professional racing in a new partnership with Ecstar and Suzuki in 2018. After announcing retirement from racing in 2016, Hollis has made the decision to again fight it out at the top of Australian off-road racing.
“I’m excited to get back out there and racing with the boys again” said an enthusiastic Hollis.
“It’s great to have Suzuki and ECSTAR on board, it was a last minute decision to go racing again but they were keen to do something and I’m thankful for their support.”
“I’ve only had the chance to ride the RM-Z450 a handful of times, but first impressions are impressive, it feels really light compared to some of the bikes I’ve raced on in the past and the way it corners is unbelievable” concluded Hollis
Suzuki Australia Marketing Manager, Lewis Croft passed on his thoughts on Hollis.
“Chris is one of Australia’s most accomplished off-road riders, we’ve always admired his achievements, professionalism, effort and contribution he has brought to the Australian race scene.”
“Suzuki has made some significant changes to its racing program for 2018, including our new Suzuki Support Rider (SSR) initiative that covers off-road enduro racing. To have a rider of Chris’ calibre recognise the effort we were putting in and wanting to be a part of it is really satisfying and we couldn’t be happier to have him representing us in the AORC aboard the new RM-Z450”. Croft said.
Hollis will make his official debut on board the ECSTAR supported RM-Z450 this weekend at Round 1 of the 2018 Australian Off-Road Championship from Gympie, QLD