Top-ranked female racer Tarah Gieger has joined the 2010 Troy Lee Designs/Lucas Oil/Honda team roster. She will be competing in all 8 stops of the Lucas Oil Women’s Motocross Championships on her #18 Honda CRF250R, starting May 22 at the Hangtown Motocross Classic in Rancho Cordova, California.
Tarah will join former World Champion and 250 Supercross champion Ben Townley, Wil Hahn, Cole Seely and Christian Craig on the TLD squad.
“I am super excited to be on the Troy Lee Designs/Lucas Oil/Red Bull team,” says Gieger. “Everyone on the team and at the shop has been very supportive of me being on the team. The bikes are awesome, and I know they will be very competitive.“
One of the most recognizable names in women's motocross, Tarah Gieger's success can be measured in podiums and accomplishments. Since her pro debut in 2003, Tarah has won at every major contest and, in 2008, took home the gold medal at the X Games, the very first Women's Moto X event there.
Her past standings include 2nd Overall in the 2007 AMA/WMA series, taking 1st place at the famous AMA Loretta Lynn’s Championship for 2006 and 2007 and was the first female in history to compete in the Motocross of Nations in 2008, representing team Puerto Rico.
Injuries prevented her from competing for the majority of the 2009 season. She is now back, healthier and more focused on winning a championship.
"I'm really excited to have Tarah on the team,” added David ‘Ping’ Pingree, TLD team manager, “I think she'll be in the hunt to win every weekend with the Troy Lee Designs/Lucas Oil/Honda team on her side.”
“I am also glad to see that several teams are taking on female riders,” said Gieger. “It just helps validate our series. We have been racing in our own series for some time, and now we are able to get the support that the men have enjoyed.
“It’s going to be refreshing pitting with a real team, especially one that is as well respected as the TLD team. I am looking forward to the upcoming season and want to thank everyone that helped make this a reality.”
Besides her racing, Tarah will also be the face of Troy Lee Designs’ Women’s motocross and casual product line, as she will be featured throughout the brand’s advertisements, in-store displays and select events.