Bell re-ups with MXer Justin Brayton for 2010

Bell Powersports has extended its relationship with rising motocross star Justin Brayton for the 2010 season on the heels of an outstanding year for the 27-year-old. Brayton is no stranger to Bell, having competed in the Bell Moto-8 for the 2009 season as part of a team sponsorship with the MDK/KTM/Muscle Milk team and on the Bell-sponsored Motoworld team in two seasons prior. The new contract is an individual deal with Brayton who moves to the Toyota Joe Gibbs Yamaha team for 2010.

“I’m so pumped to get the win (at the Bercy Supercross). It’s the perfect way to start the relationship with my new team, JGR,” Brayton said. “I’m also excited Bell Helmets was able to come with me to my new team. I’ve worn Bell since the Motoworld days, so they’ve basically had my back my whole Supercross career.”

Brayton won the “King of Bercy” title over Halloween weekend, and finished fourth in the Supercross West Lites class in ’09. For outdoors he stepped up to the 450 class where he finished seventh on the year, including a win in the final moto at Steel City in the series’ final round.

“We’re really happy to have Justin continue in Bell,” said Sports Marketing Manager Chuck Platt. “This year he’s had some great results in the Lites class as well as on big bikes outdoors, not to mention winning the Bercy Supercross and a silver at X Games. He’s also a good ambassador for the sport and an all-around fun guy.”

For 2010 Brayton will ride in a new version of the Moto-8 which has been reengineered to meet the new Snell M2010 safety standard. Another convenient upgrade for 2010 is the new MagnaFusion Strap Keeper which replaces the mechanical snap with a magnetic system—the latter which is much easier to use with gloved hands.

Brayton joins 2009 Supercross champ James Stewart on Bell; more riders and teams to be named later.
Rider: Justin Brayton
DOB: March 14, 1984
Residence: Murietta, Calif.
Career Highlights:
2009 Bercy Supercross (France) – First Place Overall
2009 AMA Motocross 450 Class – Seventh Place
2009 AMA Supercross Lites West Class– Fourth Place
2002-2003 AMA Arenacross “Rookie of the Year”