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Predictions: MXGP Riders

39 riders from the FIM Motocross World Championship make predictions for the opening round of 2022 Monster Energy Supercross! All of the MXGP riders are true fans of the American scene, so fetching predictions ahead of Anaheim 1 has become a tradition at MX Vice. The best thing about this is the riders have not just backed those who ride for the same manufacturer, so some real thought has gone into this. Remember to share your thoughts on social media (@motocrossvice on Twitter).

  • Ken Roczen was the most picked rider, as twelve of the MXGP athletes selected the Honda HRC star as their favourite to win at Anaheim 1. Roczen last won the season opener in 2017.
  • Eli Tomac was selected as the favourite by ten of the MXGP athletes. Tomac has never actually won the first round, so it would be quite the statement if he does it in his Monster Energy Star Racing Yamaha debut.
  • Justin Barcia is world-renowned for his skills at the opening round of Monster Energy Supercross. Barcia is shooting for his fourth win in succession at round one, and seven MXGP athletes think he’ll do it.
  • Dylan Ferrandis has gained a lot of hype since winning the 450MX title in 2021 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross. Although he is only has one 450SX podium to his name, five MXGP athletes think he’ll come out swinging.
  • Cooper Webb has never won the opening round, like Eli Tomac, and has only finished on the podium at round one once. Three MXGP stars selected Webb as their favourite for Saturday.
  • Jason Anderson and Marvin Musquin are former winners of the first round (in 2016 and 2018 respectively). The duo garnered one vote apiece in this poll of the MXGP riders.

Romain Febvre

1

Eli Tomac

2

Justin Barcia

3

Cooper Webb

Tim Gajser

1

Ken Roczen

2

Adam Cianciarulo

3

Chase Sexton

Jeremy Seewer

1

Cooper Webb

2

Dylan Ferrandis

3

Ken Roczen

Glenn Coldenhoff

1

Eli Tomac

2

Ken Roczen

3

Cooper Webb

Pauls Jonass

1

Ken Roczen

2

Dylan Ferrandis

3

Cooper Webb

Thomas Olsen

1

Ken Roczen

2

Justin Barcia

3

Eli Tomac

Alessandro Lupino

1

Ken Roczen

2

Justin Barcia

3

Marvin Musquin

Ben Watson

1

Eli Tomac

2

Ken Roczen

3

Justin Barcia

Jeremy Van Horebeek

1

Eli Tomac

2

Cooper Webb

3

Dylan Ferrandis

Calvin Vlaanderen

1

Cooper Webb

2

Chase Sexton

3

Justin Barcia

Henry Jacobi

1

Ken Roczen

2

Dylan Ferrandis

3

Chase Sexton

Brent Van Doninck

1

Justin Barcia

2

Eli Tomac

3

Ken Roczen

Alberto Forato

1

Jason Anderson

2

Ken Roczen

3

Dylan Ferrandis

Benoit Paturel

1

Ken Roczen

2

Eli Tomac

3

Dylan Ferrandis

Arminas Jasikonis

1

Marvin Musquin

2

Dylan Ferrandis

3

Ken Roczen

Alvin Ostlund

1

Eli Tomac

2

Cooper Webb

3

Ken Roczen

Valentin Guillod

1

Dylan Ferrandis

2

Cooper Webb

3

Ken Roczen

Vsevolod Brylyakov

1

Ken Roczen

2

Dylan Ferrandis

3

Eli Tomac

Jordi Tixier

1

Eli Tomac

2

Dylan Ferrandis

3

Ken Roczen

Davy Pootjes

1

Eli Tomac

2

Ken Roczen

3

Marvin Musquin

Jed Beaton

1

Justin Barcia

2

Eli Tomac

3

Malcolm Stewart

Nicholas Lapucci

1

Ken Roczen

2

Dylan Ferrandis

3

Aaron Plessinger

Maxime Renaux

1

Eli Tomac

2

Cooper Webb

3

Dylan Ferrandis

Tom Vialle

1

Ken Roczen

2

Dylan Ferrandis

3

Cooper Webb

Mattia Guadagnini

1

Dylan Ferrandis

2

Ken Roczen

3

Aaron Plessinger

Kay de Wolf

1

Eli Tomac

2

Ken Roczen

3

Aaron Plessinger

Simon Langenfelder

1

Justin Barcia

2

Ken Roczen

3

Cooper Webb

Mikkel Haarup

1

Eli Tomac

2

Dylan Ferrandis

3

Ken Roczen

Isak Gifting

1

Justin Barcia

2

Ken Roczen

3

Eli Tomac

Andrea Adamo

1

Ken Roczen

2

Cooper Webb

3

Justin Barcia

Conrad Mewse

1

Justin Barcia

2

Ken Roczen

3

Max Anstie

Roan van de Moosdijk

1

Dylan Ferrandis

2

Ken Roczen

3

Cooper Webb

Stephen Rubini

1

Justin Barcia

2

Eli Tomac

3

Ken Roczen

Gianluca Facchetti

1

Ken Roczen

2

Cooper Webb

3

Eli Tomac

Kevin Horgmo

1

Ken Roczen

2

Jason Anderson

3

Malcolm Stewart

Liam Everts

1

Dylan Ferrandis

2

Cooper Webb

3

Chase Sexton

Taylor Hammal

1

Cooper Webb

2

Ken Roczen

3

Dylan Ferrandis

Tim Edberg

1

Dylan Ferrandis

2

Jason Anderson

3

Justin Barcia

Jeremy Sydow

1

Justin Barcia

2

Chase Sexton

3

Ken Roczen

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