Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki pilot, Adam Cianciarulo has confirmed he has split with Aldon Baker just days before the start of the 2016 Supercross season.
Cianciarulo told TWMX via text: “I just felt that it was time for a change. But yes, it’s true. I am no longer working with Aldon Baker.”
When TWMX asked if he had a new trainer in mind for 2016 and beyond, he replied, “No sir!”
The US publishing company contacted Baker for his thoughts and it appears the move wasn’t expected: “To be honest, it caught me by surprise,” said Baker. “Obviously, I respect Adam’s decision to try something new and I wish him all the best in the future.
“We’ve been working together for many years now and his whole family is like family to me. My program is not an easy one and it takes some work to follow. It’s not for everyone. Adam is a great kid and I hope the best for him.”
This will put Cianciarulo’s performance firmly in the spotlight in the early rounds of the Supercross series. Will AC sink or swim now that he has cut loose from Baker and his much publicised intensive training regime? Time will tell.
Ryan Dungey, Jason Anderson and Marvin Musquin continue to work with Baker but there’s now a spot open for another elite motocross athlete to step in. “It will be interesting to see who steps up to join our crew of riders,” Baker added.