Broc Tickle has been racing in the Supercross Lites division for the last five years. And with a championship to his name, the Monster Energy/Pro Circuit Kawasaki rider is ready for a new challenge. Tickle will be joining James Stewart, Ryan Dungey, and Ryan Villopoto in the premier class of the 2012 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship.
In 2010, he claimed his first Supercross Lites race win and the following year the Kawasaki rider won the Supercross Lites Championship. Tickle was looking forward to defending his title, but he's ready for a new challenge in the premier class.
"I think it's a blessing in disguise that I got bumped up to the Supercross Class," said Tickle. "I'm excited to race with the top guys who have been around for a while. My main goal is to be consistent and run up front.
"Riding the 450 suits my style better. Before I was a bigger guy on a Lites Class bike, and I feel the KX450F is really where I need it to be. I've been training on the KX450F for a while now and am feeling pretty comfortable. Overall, I'm really happy with the bike. I'm pretty thankful to be with Kawasaki and Pro Circuit. I'm happy they gave me the opportunity to stay with the team and transition to the 450."