It has become tradition for Infront Moto Racing to release a list of officially-approved teams for the following year around Christmas. Such a process is actually extremely useful, you see, because it stops a lot of the silly-season speculation and gives everyone a clear look at how the paddock is shaping up, even if teams are dragging their heels when it comes to making official announcements. There are still some question marks though, as outlined below.
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- The Standing Construct effort does not have a name on the list currently, simply because they are making a chance that will be announced in the middle of January. The riders, Pauls Jonass and Brian Bogers, are set though. A bow must be placed on the rebrand before it can be unveiled to the public though.
- MRT KTM (or Marchetti Racing as it is commonly referred to) have not yet announced their premier-class rider for the 2022 FIM Motocross World Championship, so that’s a blank hole that must be filled. There is a chance that they will not run one, as rumours have circulated about them focusing solely on EMX for some time now.
- JM Honda Racing do not have their riders listed, even though they made an official announcement. Ivo Monticelli and Henry Jacobi will pilot CRF450R machinery in the premier division, then Petr Polak is going to race in the MX2 class for the squad.
- Having a slot that is TBA does not necessarily mean that news is coming. Hitachi KTM fuelled by Milwaukee have a third MX2 rider as TBA, for instance, but will only run Conrad Mewse and Isak Gifting in the class. JM Honda Racing will not have a third 450F rider either.