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Results Recap: #1

Welcome to 2017, folks! There is no waiting around, as the Monster Energy Supercross series is set to fire into life in just six days. To ensure that you are ready for the opener, which is undoubtedly a highlight on the calendar, it’s best that you make sure you have caught up on the results from a hectic silly season.

450SX

Red Bull KTM

Ryan Dungey

450SX

Marvin Musquin

450SX

Trey Canard

450SX

Note: Ryan Dungey will lead Red Bull KTM into action for the sixth year in a row, as Marvin Musquin begins his seventh term beneath the awning. Trey Canard will represent the Austrian manufacturer for the first time, following ten years with Honda.

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Ryan Dungey will lead Red Bull KTM into action for what could be the final time.

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Rocky Mountain ATV/MC KTM

Davi Millsaps

450SX

Blake Baggett

450SX

Note: Davi Millsaps will occupy a full-time role beneath the Rocky Mountain ATV/MC KTM awning, after impressing during a supercross-only stint last year. Blake Baggett moves across after two years with Yoshimura Suzuki.

Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing

Christophe Pourcel

450SX

Jason Anderson

450SX

Note: Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing will stick with the same 450F riders. Christophe Pourcel is entering the final year of his current contract, but Jason Anderson still has another year on his deal.

Monster Energy Yamaha Factory Racing

Chad Reed

450SX

Cooper Webb

450SX

Note: Chad Reed has signed another supercross-only deal with the revitalised Yamaha effort, but will have a teammate this time around! Cooper Webb will compete both indoors and out in his maiden season.

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Christophe Pourcel has a point to prove in the final year of his contract.

Husqvarna/Simon Cudby

Cycle Trader Rock River Yamaha

Tommy Hahn

450SX

DMP Motorsports Yamaha

David Pulley

450SX

Monster Energy Kawasaki

Eli Tomac

450SX

Josh Grant

450SX

Note: This is the final year of Eli Tomac’s deal, so his results should dictate whether he stays ‘green’ in the future. After helping Monster Energy Kawasaki as a fill-in rider on a handful of occasions, Josh Grant has now been bumped up to a full-time slot.

Honda HRC

Ken Roczen

450SX

Cole Seely

450SX

Note: HRC are hoping that a three-year deal with Ken Roczen will end their lengthy drought. Ricky Carmichael was the last rider to take Honda to a title in the premier class!

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A lot of eyes will be on Ken Roczen in his first term with HRC.

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Smartop MotoConcepts Honda

Justin Brayton

450SX

Mike Alessi

450SX

Vince Friese

450SX

Note: Justin Brayton has signed a supercross-only deal with MotoConcepts and will receive some support from HRC. Mike Alessi and Vince Friese return for another term, but will stick with the 2016 CRF450R that they piloted last year.

Autotrader Toyota JGR Suzuki

Justin Barcia

450SX

Weston Peick

450SX

Note: Following nine years with Yamaha, JGR have switched to Suzuki ahead of the new season. Justin Barcia returns, but with a different deal that’ll expire at the end of the year, as does Weston Peick.

RCH Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing

Justin Bogle

450SX

Broc Tickle

450SX

Although they lost their star rider, Ken Roczen, and a handful of high-profile sponsors, RCH have received a boost and are now Suzuki’s official factory effort. Broc Tickle is entering his fifth year with the team.

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For the first time in his career, Justin Bogle has moved away from Geico Honda.

Suzuki Racing

250SX

Troy Lee Designs Red Bull KTM

Shane McElrath

250SX

Jordon Smith

250SX

Alex Martin

250SX

Mitchell Oldenburg

250SX

Note: Alex Martin and Jordon Smith are new to the Troy Lee Designs Red Bull KTM team. They’ll be joined by Shane McElrath, who returns for a fourth term, and Mitchell Oldenburg, who has made a permanent home for himself.

Rocky Mountain ATV/MC KTM

Benny Bloss

250SX

Note: After impressing in the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross series, Benny Bloss secured himself a deal for this year. Bloss will race the 250SX East class, before moving onto the big bike outdoors.

Slaton Racing/JMR Racing Team

Justin Starling

250SX

Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing

Zach Osborne

250SX

Martin Davalos

250SX

Note: Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing return with the same team as last year. Martin Davalos is expected to contest 250SX West this time around, as Zach Osborne started his pre-season preparation late.

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Martin Davalos is ready for another stab at the 250SX class.

Husqvarna/Simon Cudby

LVN100 Nut Up Industries

Josh Hansen

250SX

Note: Josh Hansen returns to Monster Energy Supercross with his own team, but will pilot a Husqvarna this time around. ‘100’ will race in the 250SX West class.

Yamalube Star Racing Yamaha

Aaron Plessinger

250SX

Dylan Ferrandis

250SX

Mitchell Harrison

250SX

Colt Nichols

250SX

Dan Reardon

250SX

Note: The Star Racing squad have had a turbulent off-season, as Colt Nichols broke his femur early on. Dan Reardon was drafted in as his replacement, so is not expected to continue with the team in the outdoors, and is expected to race 250SX West.

51Fifty Energy Yamaha

Tyler Bowers

250SX

Hayden Mellross

250SX

Cycle Trader Rock River Yamaha

Bradley Taft

250SX

Lorenzo Locurcio

250SX

Note: The Rock River outfit have acquired the services of two rookies to sit alongside the veteran they are fielding in the 450SX class. Bradley Taft will represent the team at Anaheim 1.

Barns Pro Racing Home Depot Yamaha

Chris Alldredge

250SX

Scott Champion

250SX

Note: After enduring two inconsistent seasons with Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki squad, Chris Alldredge will attempt to rebuild his career with the smaller BPRMX Home Depot team.

Traders Racing Yamaha

Luke Renzland

250SX

Nick Gaines

250SX

Blue Buffalo Slater Skins Yamaha

AJ Catanzaro

250SX

Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki

Joey Savatgy

250SX

Austin Forkner

250SX

Justin Hill

250SX

Adam Cianciarulo

250SX

Note: Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki enter the season with three of their riders from last year and Justin Hill, who rode for the team during the first two years of his career. Hill spent the last two seasons on a KTM.

Bud Racing Kawasaki

Tristan Charboneau

250SX

Note: Tristan Charboneau, a Monster Energy Supercross rookie, will compete in a majority of the 250SX West rounds, then switch to the EMX250 series. Marshal Weltin will be his teammate in Europe.

Team Rockwell

Zach Commans

250SX

Trevor Reis

250SX

Geico Honda

Jeremy Martin

250SX

Christian Craig

250SX

Chase Sexton

250SX

Jimmy Decotis

250SX

RJ Hampshire

250SX

Note: It’s not official, but Jeremy Martin is expected to race the 250SX West class for Geico Honda. Christian Craig would race on the opposite coast, if that turns out to be the case. Chase Sexton broke both wrists before Christmas, but is expected to be healed in time for the first round of 250SX East.

Smartop MotoConcepts Honda

Kyle Chisholm

250SX

Cameron McAdoo

250SX

Note: Kyle Chisholm will race the 250SX class for the first time since 2008, but is expected to end up on a big bike again when the circus travels east. Cameron McAdoo, a rookie, will race a 250F for MotoConcepts at that point.

Autotrader Toyota JGR Suzuki

Matt Bisceglia

250SX

Phil Nicoletti

250SX

Note: After firing their 250SX effort up again last year, Suzuki will carry the programme into its second season. Things have changed somewhat, however, as JGR are going to take care of the riders at the races, but Yoshimura are handling things behind the scenes.

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