Chris Bach to Compete in JNCC Season Finale

October 20, 2015
Courtesy of GNCC Racing
Chris Bach will head to Japan to compete in the JNCC finale on Sunday, November 8, at the Jigatake Ski Resort in Omachi City, Nagano.

As part of a continued alliance with the Japan National Cross Country (JNCC) Series, Japan’s all-motorcycle cross-country championship, the AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country (GNCC) Series, presented by Maxxis, an AMA National Championship, is proud to announce that GNCC XC1 Pro rider Chris Bach will compete in Japan’s AAGP finale Sunday, November 8, at the Jigatake Ski Resort in Omachi City, Nagano.

“It is truly an honor and great opportunity to be chosen to race the final round of the 2015 JNCC as their guest GNCC athlete,” said Bach. “I’m overwhelmingly excited to race and work alongside Honda Japan. The JCR Honda team has a great and longstanding working relationship with Honda Japan, in addition to the obvious relationship with American Honda, and I look forward to representing our team, the GNCC community, Racer Productions and all of our great team sponsors next month.”

Bach follows GNCC racers such as Paul Whibley (2006), Jason Raines, Charlie Mullins and Rodney Smith (2007), Nate Kanney and Thad DuVall (2008), Josh Strang and Kailub Russell (2009), Cory Buttrick (2010), Jesse Robinson and Jason Thomas (2011), Rory Mead and Josh Strang (2013); and most recently, Jordan Ashburn (2014) in being selected to represent GNCC Racing in Japan.

It is a tradition for JNCC President Masami Hoshino to invite GNCC riders to the season finale in exchange for Japanese riders that will compete in a single round of the GNCC series. In June, Hoshino came to the Snowshoe GNCC with one of Japan’s most talented off-road racers, Kosaka Tatsuya. Tatsuya competed in the XC2 Pro Lites division.

Bach’s mechanic, Eric Siraton, and Racer Productions’ Jared Bolton will accompany Bach as he makes his bid against Japan’s top off-road talent. The three-hour AAGP in Japan follows the same format as an American GNCC. For more information on the JNCC, please click HERE.

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About GNCC Racing
The AMSOIL Grand National Cross Country Series presented by Maxxis is America’s premier off-road racing series. Founded in 1975, the 13-round championship is produced exclusively by Racer Productions. Cross-country racing is one of the most physically demanding sports in the world. The grueling three-hour GNCC races lead as many as 2,000 riders through tracks ranging in length from eight to 12 miles. With varied terrain, including hills, woods, mud, dirt, rocks and motocross sections, GNCC events are tests of both survival and speed. The series draws talent from all over the U.S., Europe, Japan, Australia and New Zealand. GNCC Racing is televised weekly on NBC Sports and For more information, please visit