The 2022 FIM Motocross World Championship begins this coming weekend! The Grand Prix of Great Britain, run at Matterley Basin, will act as the battleground for the opening round of the new campaign. It’s an early start after a short off-season. How many riders exited the wintertime in one piece and ready to race? Provisional entry lists for the MXGP and MX2 classes are below. Although these were dropped on Tuesday, February 15, there are still a few points to note.
- Romain Febvre is featured on the provisional entry list for round one, but will not compete. Febvre has not even started training aboard his KX 450 yet. It has been stated that he is hoping to return to racing at the third round of the campaign.
- Henry Jacobi broke his scaphoid in October last season, but soldiered on and hoped that it would heal on its own. Unsurprisingly, that did not go well and he was forced to go beneath the knife earlier this week. Jacobi is going to be out for a while.
- Dylan Walsh has returned from the United States and was down to compete at the Grand Prix of Great Britain as a wildcard, but he injured his ankle a week ago and is unlikely to race. Walsh tried to race at Anaheim 3 on Saturday and could not do it.
- Thibault Benistant had his torn ACL repaired towards the end of last year and is not ready to race just yet. Benistant is hoping to return to racing at the Grand Prix of Patagonia-Argentina, which is round three, but that is not confirmed just yet.
Brent Van Doninck
Jeremy Van Horebeek
Roan van de Moosdijk
Kay de Wolf
Julian Vander Auwera
Bastian Boegh Damm