Jimmy Decotis, #64
JGRMX/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing Team
Motorcycle: Suzuki RM-Z250
Classes: 250SX West Coast Supercross
Birth Date: October 15, 1991
Birthplace: Peabody, Mass.
Residence: Cornelius, N.C.
Height: 5' 5"
Weight: 150 lbs.
Turned Pro: 2009
Marital Status: Single
Jimmy Decotis brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the team. The ten-year veteran is enjoying his second year with the JGRMX/Yoshimura/Suzuki Factory Racing Team. Decotis impressed in the opening round of last year's 250 East Supercross series by placing third. Unfortunately, a big crash at the Daytona Supercross ended his Supercross series prematurely. Grit and determination aptly describe Decotis, who is ready to capitalize on factory equipment and the all-new Suzuki RM-Z250.
2018. Racing the 250 East Supercross series, Decotis fought his way up to third place at the opening round in Dallas. After breaking his back at the Daytona Supercross, Jimmy came back early in the 250 National series and pulled the holeshot at his home track of Southwick.
2017. Decotis contested the 250 West Supercross series for the Geico Honda team, placing consistently around the top five in route to fifth overall in the standings. He also won a heat race at the Las Vegas finale. Jimmy raced the opening three Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship rounds before learning that he had contracted Lyme disease—a potentially life-threatening illness. Decotis promptly removed himself from racing in order to get treatment. Fortunately, he is 100% recovered from the illness.
2016. Jimmy joined the GEICO Honda team and came out swinging at the Anaheim opener by finishing fourth. Decotis secured seventh overall at the conclusion of the 250 West series. Plagued by arm pump, he had surgery following Supercross and came back for the final three 250 Nationals.
2015. Riding on a Trail Jesters privateer Honda, Decotis got on a roll midway through the 250 East Supercross series. He scored five straight top-10 finishes on his way to eighth in the final standings. Jimmy turned his attention to the Canadian Nationals, where he won several rounds and finished second in the series. Once that concluded, Decotis traveled to Australia to compete in the SX2 (250) Supercross series. He won four of the six rounds and captured to the title.
2014. Decotis got his feet wet in the 450 class by racing four 450 Supercross races, with a career-best 15th. He then moved down to the 250 class when the series headed east. Jimmy scored seven top-10 finishes in nine races, won a heat race at Met-Life Stadium, and ended the series seventh overall. He also raced select 250 Nationals.
2013. Once again a privateer, Jimmy lined up for the 250 East Supercross series. He scored two seventh place finishes before traveling to Europe and competing in the MX2 (250) class in the MXGP series. Decotis raced six rounds for the CLS Kawasaki team.
2012. Shortly before the start of the 250 East Supercross series Decotis tore the ACL in his knee and was forced to sit out the entire year.
2011. Opportunity called in 2011 when the GEICO Honda team offered Decotis a fill-in ride for the 250 West Supercross series. In five rounds he failed to finish outside of the top ten, and logged a fifth place at San Diego. Disaster struck when he dislocated his elbow at the Seattle Supercross, which kept him out of action until late in the 250 National series.
2010. Riding aboard a Kenny G’s Performance Tuning privateer Honda, Decotis made steady improvements during his first full year as a professional. Racing the 250 East Supercross series, Jimmy placed fifth at the Jacksonville round and 12th in the overall standings.
2009. At 17 years old, the Massachusetts native contested his first professional race. The privateer, riding aboard a Suzuki RM-Z250, finished 23rd at the Unadilla National.