VIDEO: Get to Know the Road to Supercross Class of 2015: Factory bLU cRU Yamaha's Lorenzo Locurcio
The 2015 season of AMSOIL Arenacross, featuring Ricky Carmichael's Road to Supercross, is fast approaching and while marquee names like Zach Ames, Jacob Hayes and Michael McDade are all preparing for the highly anticipated opening round, the talented contingent of Road to Supercross riders are also setting their sights on the upcoming season.
Venezuela native Lorenzo Locurcio is a sign of the sport's bright future on a global scale. Competing for Yamaha's bLU cRU factory race team, the 17-year-old rider recently became an AMA Amateur National Champion this past summer and went on to compete in the Amateur All-Stars at Las Vegas.
"AMSOIL Arenacross should be pretty fun. It's just like supercross, but it's a little bit tighter and in an arena," said Locurcio. "There's a lot of fast guys so it should be really fun. Racing with [AMSOIL Arenacross riders] is going to be pretty tough because they're fast, so I don't know where I'll stack up."
Currently residing in Georgia and training at the legendary Millsaps Training Facility, Locurcio was competitive in his first ever supercross-style race at the Monster Energy Cup and will use that experience to his advantage when the AMSOIL Arenacross season gets underway.