Rider: Ryan Morais
Team: Rockstar Makita Suzuki
Machine: Suzuki RMZ250 (#65)
Born: February 27, 1983 in Turlock, CA
Ryan Morais is a seasoned veteran of the Supercross Lites class. In 2002 he made his first professional appearance in Supercross on the newly-formed McGrath Racing Team. This was not to be his year, however, as Ryan made it only half-way into his first heat race before sustaining a season-ending injury. His bad luck continued as he racked up injuries which would prevent him from fully competing in the series until 2007.
In 2007 Ryan proved he was capable of competing by earning two podiums and numerous top-five finishes. By trailing only a few points behind the East Coast Lites Supercross Title Ryan established himself as a permanent fixture in the racing world. In MX he came in seventh overall at Buchanan, Michigan under Boost Mobile Yamaha Team. In 2008 Ryan suffered an off-season injury before coming into the SX season. While the injury prevented him from competing fully for most of the series, the last few races saw him getting close to his maximum potential. He scored a second-place finish in Detroit and went into the 2009 season with more confidence in his riding abilities.
The 2009 season of SX has been his best to date. Racing in the AMA Supercross Lites West Region he never finished out of the top five, had five second-place finishes and a total of seven podiums. While an injury hurt his chances for a successful outdoor season, the 2009 season of SX saw Ryan’s experience and patience with the sport pay off.
In 2010 Ryan raced for Rockstar Energy Suzuki. After crashing out at Round 2 of Anaheim he missed multiple rounds of the series, but returned to the East Coast Region on top of a 450 bike. His debut in the premier class was impressive as he raced to finish 10th. Despite missing many of the West division races, Morais still finished 10th overall in 2010
thanks to top-five results in every competition which he raced. Unfortunately after injuring his thumb during a practice crash at Freestone Morais was forced to sit out the outdoor season.
Morais will be returning aboard the Rockstar Makita Suzuki team for 2011 where he will contest both the SX Lites Championship and the 250 AMA Pro Motocross Championship.
2011: 5th (WSX), 26th (250 MX)
2010: 10th (WSX), 34th (250 MX)
2009: 3rd (WSX), 33rd (250 MX)
2008: 7th (ESX), 32nd (250 MX)
2007: 2nd (ESX), 29th (250 MX)
2006: 9th (WSX), 47th (250 MX)
2005: 11th (WSX), 38th (125 MX)
2004: 13th (WSX), 32nd (125 MX)
2003: 29th (WSX)