2022 AUSTRALIAN GP (MELBOURNE) // WSX CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS

450 START_2022 WSX Australia Supercross

2022 AUSTRALIAN GP (MELBOURNE) // FIM WSX CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS

The two-race 2022 FIM World Supercross series is officially in the books and it’s Ken Roczen and Shane McElrath who came out as the big winners in the “pilot season” of this new Championship. This whole series started when FELD Entertainment decided not to renew their contract with the FIM (Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme) for 2022. FELD Entertainment knew that they didn’t want to go international with the AMA Supercross series and they no longer needed the FIM’s input in American Supercross. In response to this, the FIM went searching for a new promoter to host an FIM World Supercross series.

When it was first announced last year that the SX Global group had earned the FIM rights to host this series, it was hard to believe they would actually be able to pull it off. Although the series only consisted of two races (it was originally slated to be three races this year with a longer, more legitimate schedule for 2023), it did happen and incredibly, the series was able to get Eli Tomac to show up for the opener in the UK and they got Ken Roczen to do both races.

In case you missed the live showing of the WSX Australian GP on Fox Sports 1 at 4:00 AM Eastern time/1:00 AM Pacific, here are the overall Championship point standings for both classes and the overall race results from Australia.


2022 WSX CHAMPIONSHIP POINT STANDINGS

Ken Roczen podium_2022 WSX Australia SupercrossKen Roczen won the 450 WSX Championship. 

Eli Tomac won the opener two weeks ago in Cardiff, Wales, but he didn’t show up for the finale in Australia. Ken Roczen’s night wasn’t without controversy, as he got a flat tire in the second of three Main Events. However, he was able to pull through and win the title with a 4-point margin on Joey Savatgy and Vince Friese. Vince tied with Savatgy for second in the points, but Savatgy overall win in Australia was the tie-breaker.

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Nat. Pts.
1 #94 Ken Roczen Honda GER 116
2 #17 Joey Savatgy Kawasaki USA 112
3 #19 Vince Friese Honda USA 112
4 #10 Justin Brayton Honda USA 108
5 #75 Josh Hill Yamaha USA 83
6 #3 Eli Tomac Yamaha USA 76
7 #85 Cedric Soubeyras Kawasaki FRA 72
8 #911 Jordi Tixier Honda FRA 68
9 #945 Anthony Bourdon Yamaha FRA 62
10 #137 Adrien Escoffier Kawasaki FRA 60
11 #78 Cade Clason Yamaha USA 60
12 #941 Angelo Pellegrini Honda ITA 60
13 #15 Dean Wilson Honda UK 57
14 #26 Thomas Ramette Yamaha FRA 48
15 #14 Ryan Breece Yamaha USA 43
16 #65 Grant Harlan Yamaha USA 43
17 #61 Freddie Noren Suzuki SWE 31
18 #45 Hayden Mellross GasGas MC AUS 29
19 #155 Jack Brunell GasGas UK 22
20 #57 Jackson Richardson Kawasaki KXF AUS 19
21 #96 Kyle Webster Honda CRF AUS 18
22 #60 Justin Starling Suzuki USA 8
23 #140 Alex Ray Suzuki RMZ USA 2
24 #18 Luke Clout Yamaha AUS 1

Joey Savatgy_2022 WSX Australia SupercrossJoey Savatgy went 2-1-1 in Australia to take the overall win in the WSX class. 

Joey Savatgy_Vince Friese-2022 WSX Australia SupercrossVince Friese ahead of Joey Savatgy.

WSX (450) AUSTRALIAN GP OVERALL RESULTS

450 Podium_2022 WSX Australia SupercrossJoey Savatgy grabbed the win in Australia, with Ken Roczen second and Justin Brayton third.

Ken Roczen won the first Main Event, but a flat tire in the second Main caused him to DNF. Then, in the Super final (race three), Ken finished a consistent second behind Savatgy. He tied on points with Justin Brayton, but his win in the first race was the tie-breaker. Also, the FL column stands for Fast Lap. Because Ken scored the quickest time in the Superpole, he earned an extra point. Watch his Superpole lap below.

Pos. Num. Rider R1 R2 FL SP Total
1 #17 Joey Savatgy 22 25 25 72
2 #94 Ken Roczen 25 6 1 22 55
3 #10 Justin Brayton 20 22 13 55
4 #19 Vince Friese 18 20 16 54
5 #78 Cade Clason 9 18 15 42
6 #911 Jordi Tixier 14 15 12 41
7 #75 Josh Hill 15 4 20 39
8 #15 Dean Wilson 16 5 18 39
9 #945 Anthony 11 16 11 38
10 #85 Cedric Soubeyras 5 11 14 30
11 #45 Hayden Mellross 10 9 10 29
12 #65 Grant Harlan 6 13 9 28
13 #137 Adrien Escoffier 13 7 8 28
14 #941 Angelo Pellegrini 12 12 24
15 #57 Jackson Richardson 3 10 6 19
16 #96 Kyle Webster 4 14 18
17 #14 Ryan Breece 7 3 7 17
18 #26 Thomas Ramette 8 8 16
19 #140 Alex Ray 2 2
20 #61 Freddie Noren 1 1

Joey Savatgy_2022 WSX Australia Supercross2Rick Ware Racing’s Joey Savatgy and Shane McElrath won the 450 and 250 classes in Australia.

KEN ROCZEN’S SUPERPOLE LAP: VIDEO

2022 SX2 CHAMPIONSHIP POINT STANDINGS

Shane McElrath_2022 WSX Australia Supercross-3Shane McElrath won both the British GP and the Australian GP to take home the SX2 title. 

Shane McElrath has had one of the most unique race seasons ever. He has ridden for four different teams this year. He started the 2022 AMA Supercross season with Rocky Mountain KTM, then the team fell apart mid-season when title sponsor Rocky Mountain pulled out. Then, he filled in at Rockstar Husqvarna for the first eight AMA Nationals, before Dean Wilson and Malcolm Stewart came back from injury. He finished the final four Rounds of Outdoors on a ClubMX Yamaha YZ450F and then he went to Rick Ware Racing on a YZ250F for the FIM World Supercross series. With his deal being so last-minute, Shane only had a handful of days on the Rick Ware Racing bike before it was time to fly to the UK for Round one.

Pos. Num. Rider Bike Nat. Pts.
1 #12 Shane McElrath Yamaha USA 123
6 #99 Max Anstie Honda UK 114
2 #66 Chris Blose Kawasaki USA 105
5 #19 Aaron Tanti Yamaha AUS 100
3 #48 Mitch Oldenburg Honda USA 99
4 #910 Carson Brown Yamaha USA 76
9 #20 Wilson Todd Honda AUS 70
8 #141 Maxime Desprey Yamaha FRA 68
10 #102 Matt Moss Kawasaki AUS 62
14 #715 Phil Nicoletti Yamaha USA 59
16 #384 Lorenzo Camporese Honda ITA 47
17 #45 Henry Miller Yamaha USA 47
18 #40 Dilan Schwartz Suzuki USA 46
15 #401 Jace Owen Yamaha USA 44
7 #41 Derek Kelley Suzuki USA 41
13 #891 Justin Bogle KTM USA 38
12 #200 Cole Seely Honda USA 35
11 #53 Dylan Walsh Kawasaki UK 29
20 #79 Derek Drake KTM USA 28
19 #11 Kyle Chisholm Yamaha USA 27
14 #199 Nathan Crawford KTM SXF 22
15 #22 Rhys Budd Yamaha YZF 22
22 #773 Thomas Do Honda FRA 17
21 #275 Dylan Woodcock Suzuki UK 8

SX2 (250) AUSTRALIAN GP OVERALL RESULTS

Shane McElrath_2022 WSX Australia Supercross-2Shane McElrath went 2-2-1 for first overall in the 250 class. 

The three-race format opened the door for three different riders to take the checkers in the SX2 class. Max Anstie won the first race, Australian Aaron Tanti won the second moto and Shane McElrath won the third race “SuperFinal” to take the overall win for the night.

Mitchell Oldenburg was fast once again, but according to the MotoConcepts Honda team, Mitchell had a run-in with another rider which left oil on his brakes. He salvaged as much as he could for a fifth place on the night.

Pos. Num. Rider R1 R2 FL SP Total
1 #12 Shane McElrath 22 22 25 69
2 #99 Max Anstie 25 20 1 22 68
3 #19 Aaron Tanti 9 25 20 54
4 #66 Chris Blose 18 16 18 52
5 #48 Mitch Oldenburg 14 18 15 47
6 #20 Wilson Todd 15 8 14 37
7 #715 Phil Nicoletti 16 9 9 34
8 #102 Matt Moss 1 15 16 32
9 #141 Maxime Desprey 11 6 13 30
10 #40 Dilan Schwartz 6 12 12 30
11 #45 Henry Miller 8 11 11 30
12 #910 Carson Brown 13 14 2 29
13 #384 Lorenzo Camporese 12 7 7 26
14 #199 Nathan Crawford 4 13 5 22
15 #22 Rhys Budd 7 5 10 22
16 #401 Jace Owen 20 1 21
17 #41 Derek Kelley 5 4 8 17
18 #11 Kyle Chisholm 2 10 3 15
19 #773 Thomas Do 3 2 6 11
20 #891 Justin Bogle 10 10
21 #200 Cole Seely 3 4 7

Max Anstie_2022 WSX Australia Supercross-Max Anstie was second, one point behind McElrath for the overall in Australia.

Shane McElrath_2022 WSX Australia Supercross- Shane McElrath on his Rick Ware Racing Yamaha YZ250F.

Mitchell Oldenburg_2022 WSX Australia Supercross-Mitchell Oldenburg went 7-4-6 in Australia to finish 5th overall. 

Shane McElrath_2022 WSX Australia Supercross-3Shane McElrath all smiles after his win.

Fans crowd_2022 WSX Australia Supercross

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