2022 SUPERCROSS TEAM ANNOUNCEMENTS & PREDICTIONS

2022 SUPERCROSS TEAM ANNOUNCEMENTS & PREDICTIONS

The 2022 Monster Energy Supercross season is approaching quickly and its all set to kick off at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California, on Saturday, January 8th. In this article, we’ve combined a list of the major teams and riders who have signed contracts for the 2022 Supercross and motocross seasons, and we’ve also included some predictions that haven’t been made official yet. Eli Tomac was one of the major players in this puzzle who helped Jason Anderson get a ride with Kawasaki and helped encourage Aaron Plessinger to head to KTM. Now that the 2021 season is officially in the books, previous contracts are up and new ones are beginning. Read below to see who’s moved and who’s staying with their team for 2022:


RED BULL KTM 450/250 TEAM:

The two-time 450 Supercross Champion is sticking with KTM. 

450 Riders:
#2 Cooper Webb
#7 Aaron Plessinger
#25 Marvin Musquin (Supercross only)

250 Riders:
#36 Max Vohland

After a standout season on Star Racing Yamaha’s new 450 team, Aaron Plessinger will join his friend Cooper Webb at KTM.  

MONSTER ENERGY KAWASAKI 450 TEAM:

After 11-years with Rockstar Energy, seven of those years while being a Rockstar Husqvarna rider, Jason Anderson has made the switch to Kawasaki. 

450 Riders:
#9 Adam Cianciarulo
#21 Jason Anderson

Adam Cianciarulo was fast in 2021, but injuries hindered him. 

MOTOCONCEPTS/SMARTOP HONDA 450/250 TEAM:

After leaving the MCR team to spend the 2020 Supercross season with HRC Honda and the 2021 season with Muc-Off Honda, Justin Brayton is back with MotoConcepts again. 

450 Riders:
#10 Justin Brayton

250 Riders:
#54 Mitchell Oldenburg (250 one coast, 450 class opposite coast)
#62 Vince Friese (250 one coast, 450 class opposite coast)

MONSTER ENERGY/PRO CIRCUIT KAWASAKI 250 TEAM:

Jett Reynolds is looking to make his Pro debut with Pro Circuit in 2022 after riding for their amateur program for eight years. 

250 Riders:
#30 Jo Shimoda
#33 Austin Forkner
#47 Seth Hammaker
#48 Cameron McAdoo
#709 Jett Reynolds

Austin Forkner will stick with Pro Circuit for 2022. If he has a successful Supercross season and breaches the AMA 250 Supercross points threshold for the fourth time, he will be forced to move up to the 450 class for 2023. 

CAMERON MCADOO

After a successful, yet dramatic 2021 season (referring to the Atlanta red flag incident), Cameron was able to score a win in 2021 and he sticks with the team for 2022.

TROY LEE DESIGNS/RED BULL GASGAS TEAM:

Justin Barcia remains with GasGas for 2022.

450 Riders: 
#51 Justin Barcia

250 Riders:
#29 Michael Mosiman
#44 Pierce Brown

Michael Mosiman (younger brother of MXA’s Josh Mosiman) scored multiple podiums in Supercross and Outdoors, but is still looking for his first win. 

HRC HONDA TEAM:

Ken Roczen is sticking with Honda for 2022.

450 Riders:
#94 Ken Roczen
#23 Chase Sexton

250 Riders:
#18 Jett Lawrence
#96 Hunter Lawrence

TEAM PRMX KAWASAKI: 

Justin Hill has come out of retirement and joined Team PRMX for 2022.

450 Riders:
#46 Justin Hill

250 Riders:
#388 Brandon Ray
#161 Justin Thompson
#55 Justin Bellrod
# ? Julien Benek (AMA SX/Canadian Nationals)

MONSTER ENERGY/STAR RACING YAMAHA TEAM:

Eli Tomac has moved over to the Star Racing Yamaha tent for 2022. 

450 Riders:
#3 Eli Tomac
#14 Dylan Ferrandis
#28 Christian Craig (250SX/450MX)

250 Riders:
#6 Jeremy Martin
#32 Justin Cooper
#45 Colt Nichols
#49 Nate Thrasher
#59 Levi Kitchen

Christian Craig actually fits on both the 450 and 250 lists. He will ride the YZ250F in Supercross and the YZ450F for the Nationals, just like he did this season.

ROCKSTAR HUSQVARNA 450/250 TEAM:

After a promising 450 Supercross season with the Star Racing Yamaha team, Malcolm Stewart has signed with Rockstar Husqvarna to race both Supercross and motocross in 2022.

450 Riders:
#15 Dean Wilson
#16 Zach Osborne
#27 Malcolm Stewart

250 Riders:
#24 RJ Hampshire
#31 Jalek Swoll
#50 Stilez Robertson

ROCKY MOUNTAIN KTM 450 TEAM:

It was announced in early August that Shane McElrath had signed with Rocky Mountain KTM for the 2022 Supercross and motocross season. 

450 Riders: 
#12 Shane McElrath
#17 Joey Savatgy (prediction)
#34 Max Anstie (prediction)

We’ve heard that Max Anstie will land at the Rocky Mountain KTM team for 2022 and that the team will be based out of the 83 Compound (Chad Reed’s old facility where the Lawrence brother’s now train) in Florida. However, this hasn’t been made official. 

BAR-X SUZUKI 250 TEAM:

Dilan Schwartz was very impressive during the 250 Outdoor National season scoring multiple top-10 finishes on his RM-Z250. He will stick with the Bar-X team for 2022.

250 Riders:
#40 Dilan Schwartz
#43 Carson Mumford
#68 Preston Kilroy
#331 Derek Drake

Derek Drake will stick with Bar-X for 2022, but he will have a three digit number.

CLUB MX YAMAHA 250 TEAM:

Alex Martin switched from Manluk/Merge Racing/Rock River Yamaha to ClubMX Yamaha for 2022 and he’s jumping up to the 450 class as well alongside Phil Nicoletti. 

450 Riders:
#26 Alex Martin
#715 Phil Nicoletti

250 Riders:
#35 Garrett Marchbanks
#80 Enzo Lopes
#81 Jace Owen
#98 Nique Thury

Garrett Marchbanks is sticking with ClubMX Yamaha in 2022.

PHOENIX RACING HONDA TEAM:

After a standout 2021 season and the FXR/Chapparal Honda team closing its doors, Coty Schock has signed with Phoenix Racing Honda.

250 Riders: 
#37 Coty Schock (may ride a 450 outdoors again)
#52 Kyle Peters (Arenacross/Supercross)
#56 Josh Osby

TWISTED TEA/HEP SUZUKI 450 TEAM:

Brandon Hartranft is expected to stick with HEP Suzuki.

450 Riders:
#19 Justin Bogle (possibly?)
#41 Brandon Hartranft (predicted)

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