MotoXAddicts would like to congratulate Martin Davalos on an amazing racing career after coming to the US from his home country of Ecuador a couple of decades ago with just his dirt bike, some talent and a dream. The 16-year veteran announced his retirement after a very decorated professional motocross and supoercross career. The 34-year-old spent the majority of his career in the 250 class and scored five main event wins on the 250 but he unfortunately was never able to earn a Championship.
Despite that, Martin will go down in history as one of the best 250 specialist we have ever seen in the sport, and he was even able to stand on the 450MX overall podium back in 2017 during the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship. Thank you Martin for all you gave the sport and we wish you the best in whatever you plan go do in your post retirement life.
You can read Martin’s retirement announcement announcement below:
“Welp, Here it is guys”, Martin Davalos said from his social media accounts. “I am sitting here with my eyes tearing up thinking about how amazing my career has been…how I came to the states when I was 15 years old— alone and as a nobody from such a small country. I left my family behind to do what I loved the most which was to race my motorcycle. I am so grateful that my family sacrificed so much to help my dream come true. And I am proud of all I’ve achieved. With that being said, I have decided it is time for me to hang my boots up and step away from racing. My plan was to retire after the last round but unfortunately during press day today I had a crash that caused a broken collar bone and concussion. This career has been full of highs and lows but I have accomplished things I never thought or dreamed of doing and I’m so thankful to the Lord for allowing me to do so…”
Martin went on to say, “There have been so many who have helped me along the way and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for making an impact in my career. To all the fans that have followed my career over these last 15 years thank you for your support it means the world to me. And the Asterisk medical unit for always taking care of me. I am looking forward to new beginnings!”
Photo by: Simon Cudby