Max Anstie confirms new contract has been signed, out of Pro Motocross opener.
The Rocky Mountain ATV/MC KTM WPS riders have secured homes for the immediate future; Joey Savatgy will be a fill-in rider at Monster Energy Kawasaki and Shane McElrath will occupy a similar role underneath the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing awning. Those two riders will be on the starting line at the opening round of the 2022 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross this coming weekend.
Max Anstie will not be at Fox Raceway I on Saturday, May 28, despite securing a deal. Anstie confirmed via social media that the ink is drying on a new contract and he’ll be on a new colour when he does jump into the outdoors at the halfway mark. Could this be more than just a fill-in deal and something that extends into 2023? It would be odd for a team to keep a fill-in rider on the sidelines until the middle of the season.
“It’s crazy how life goes… A part of me has felt really weird not riding and racing these last few weeks but spending time with my boy and family has been a blessing. That being said I have a plan. I’m excited about what I have in place for the future but it means I won’t be racing the first few rounds of @ProMotocross! You will see me out there soon enough though and on a new colour. Will keep you all posted in the next couple of weeks.”
Anstie bowed out of 2022 Monster Energy Supercross at round seven – he broke two ribs at that event and was ready to return at the same round that the RMATVMC team disbanded. ’34’ has been healthy for some time and waiting for an opportunity to arise.