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Coy Gibbs, a reference in american Motocross and Supercross, lost his life at the age of 49

Motorcycle Sports 11/7/2022 Fábio Fialho
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The american motocross community recently received the sad news that Coy Gibbs lost his life at the age of 49. In an official statement no details are shared, but MX Sports Pro Racing - promoter of the Pro Motocross Championship - says in a statement that Gibbs lost his life 'in his sleep'.

Coy Gibbs, who once raced in NASCAR, assumed the roles of Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Joe Gibbs Racing, and came to own JGRMX which, in turn, competed in the AMA Supercross and AMA Pro Motocross Championship between the 2008 and 2020 seasons.

During these years, JGRMX has achieved a string of podiums and victories, and has had an enduring 13-year relationship with Yamaha. Riders such as Justin Barcia, Justin Bogle, Justin Brayton, Josh Grant, Alex Martin, Davi Millsaps, Chad Reed, Joey Savatgy, James Stewart, Weston Peick, among others, passed through the team - which became a reference among the private/satellites.

In a official note can be read:

- This is a tremendous and tragic loss, not just for the motocross community, but motorsports as a whole. Even though he was one of the quietest individuals in the pits, Coy was a giant in the business of racing,” said Davey Coombs, President, MX Sports Pro Racing. “You’d be hard pressed to find someone more knowledgeable and passionate about what it takes to be successful. He never wavered in his commitment to make his motocross and supercross dreams a reality and, as a result, JGRMX was a perennial underdog who consistently defied the odds throughout its tenure in the sport. Coy was a beloved member of our industry, even after the team was forced to shut its doors, and his untimely passing has sent shockwaves around the racing world. He will be deeply missed and we are eternally grateful for the impact JGRMX left in our corner of motorsports.

To all the family and friends of Coy Gibbs, Motorcycle Sports extends its most sincere condolences.

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