The 2023 Monster Energy Supercross season is approaching quickly and its all set to kick off at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California, on Saturday, January 7th. In this article, we’ve combined a list of the major teams and riders who have signed contracts for the 2023 Supercross and Motocross season.
Here’s a rundown of how we expect the pit area to look at rounds of the Monster Energy Supercross Championship, Pro Motocross Championship, and SuperMotocross World Championship in 2023.
Red Bull KTM
2. Cooper Webb | 450 SX
7. Aaron Plessinger | 450 SX & 450 MX
25. Marvin Musquin | 450 SX
34. Maximus Volhand | 250 SX & 250 MX
128. Tom Vialle | 250 SX & 250 MX
Tom Vialle has been moved to the American division of Red Bull KTM, an international effort that will help the two-time MX2 world champion get the most from his time on the small-bore bike through Supercross and Pro Motocross. The French rider learned the basics of SX with the team in Southern California and has since been integrated into the Baker’s Factory in Florida.
Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing
27. Malcolm Stewart | 450 SX & 450 MX
28. Christian Craig | 450 SX & 450 MX
24. RJ Hampshire | 250 SX & 250 MX
38. Jalek Swoll | 250 SX & 250 MX
Talon Hawkins | SX Futures & 250 MX
Christian Craig had two options for 2023: stay with Star Racing for a 250 SX title defense/450 MX summer gig or go to the 450 Class through a two-year deal at Husqvarna. He went with the latter, which included a spot at the Baker’s Factory and a head-to-toe, family-wide gear deal with Fox Racing.
The team will guide Talon Hawkins through the final steps of his A-Class amateur rank with the Supercross Futures program and promote him to professional status when ready, preferably for the start of Pro Motocross.
Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/GASGAS Factory Racing
51. Justin Barcia | 450 SX & 450 MX
31. Michael Mosiman | 250 SX & 250 MX
33. Pierce Brown | 250 SX & 250 MX
Team Honda HRC
23. Chase Sexton | 450 SX & 450 MX
45. Colt Nichols | 450 SX
1E & 18. Jett Lawrence | 250 SX & 450 MX
96. Hunter Lawrence | 250 SX & 250 MX
Colt Nichols’ 2022 had some dark moments, but things like broken arms, a denied title defense, and a brief time with a canceled team got outshined by his new role as a factory Honda rider. He’ll wear O’Neal Racing gear, Bell Helmets lid, 100% goggles, and Alpinestars boots during his rookie run in the 450 Class.
Jett Lawrence is about to go through the next part of a detailed, lengthy deal with Honda. He’ll race the 250 in Supercross (defending the 1E plate or going after a 1W,) step up to the 450 in Pro Motocross, and be on the big red bike through 2025.
Monster Energy/Star Racing/Yamaha
1. Eli Tomac | 450 SX
14. Dylan Ferrandis | 450 SX & 450 MX
32. Justin Cooper | 450 SX (TBD) & 250 MX
29. Nate Thrasher | 250 SX & 250 MX
43. Levi Kitchen | 250 SX & 250 MX
54. Nick Romano | 250 SX & 250 MX
40. Stilez Robertson | 250 SX & 250 MX
58. Jordon Smith | 250 SX & 250 MX
88. Guillem Farres | 250 MX
Haiden Deegan | SX Futures & 250 MX
Daxton Bennick | SX Futures & 250 MX
Justin Cooper is in a unique position, as he is no longer eligible to race the 250 Class in Supercross but is not ready to commit to the 450 Class. Instead, the rider and team have indicated they could line up at select rounds of Supercross on the big bike before setting their sights on the 250 title in Pro Motocross.
Haiden Deegan and Daxton Bennick have earned the necessary points to get a pro card for Supercross, yet are expected to do some time in the Supercross Futures before lining up in the 250 Class.
Monster Energy Kawasaki
9. Adam Cianciarulo | 450 SX & 450 MX
21. Jason Anderson | 450 SX & 450 MX
Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki
30. Jo Shimoda | 250 SX & 250 MX
55. Austin Forkner | 250 SX & 250 MX
35. Seth Hammaker | 250 SX & 250 MX
124. Jett Reynolds | 250 SX & 250 MX
48. Cameron McAdoo | 250 SX & 250 MX
Ryder DiFrancesco | SX Futures & 250 MX
Twisted Tea/Progressive/HEP Motorsports/Suzuki
37. Brandon Hartranft | Out of 2023
12. Shane McElrath | 450SX
11. Kyle Chisholm | 450 SX & 450 MX
94. Ken Roczen | 450 SX & 450 MX
50. Marshal Weltin | 250 SX & 250 WSX
85. Dilan Schwartz | 250 SX & 250 WSX
An encouraging week of test rides and an attractive paycheck from Suzuki have reportedly convinced Ken Roczen to return to the RM-Z for 2023. HEP’s schedule gives Roczen options, as he can do the AMA SX-MX like usual or line up for WSX later in the year. Final confirmation on this should come in the next few weeks.
52. Carson Mumford | Out of Supercross
81. Ty Masterpool | 250SX
53. Derek Drake | 250 SX & 250 MX
59. Robbie Wageman | 250 SX & 250 MX
49. Mitchell Oldenburg | 250 SX
111. Anthony Rodriguez | 250 SX
160. Cole Seely | 450 SX
Mitchell Oldenburg has done a lot of Supercross laps in 2022, as year one with MCR put him on the starting line for 450 SX, 250 SX, and WSX. Racing from January to November for 250 West SX and WSX will make 2023 seem just as busy.
Anthony Rodriguez returns to the United States with a SX deal at MCR, as he’ll race the 250 Class for the West Coast and in WSX.
Cole Seely plans to keep his SX skills sharp by racing a few West Coast rounds in the 450 Class. He will be part of the team’s WSX effort as well.
Phoenix Racing Honda
285. Coty Schock | 250 SX & 450 MX
Kyle Peters | 250 SX
67. Cullin Park | 250 SX & 450 MX
62. Jace Owen | 250 SX
222. Caden Braswell | 250 SX & 250 MX
Fire Power Honda
15. Dean Wilson | 450 SX
63. Max Anstie | 250 SX
Wilson Todd | 250 SX
Team Tedder/Monster Energy/Mountain Motorsports/KTM
46. Justin Hill | 450 SX
751. Josh Hill | 450 SX
6. Jeremy Martin | 250 SX & 250 MX
36. Garrett Marchbanks | 250 SX, 250 or 450 MX
56. Enzo Lopes | 250 SX
69. Phil Nicoletti | 250 SX & 450 MX
57. Chris Blose | 250 SX
84. Mitchell Harrison | 250 SX
93. Jerry Robin | 250 SX
86. Josiah Natzke | 250 SX
508. Hunter Yoder | 250 SX
68. Cade Clason | 450 SX
170. Devin Simonson | 250 SX
219. Chase Marquier | 450 SX
Heartbeat Hot Sauce Co./Team Solitaire/Yamaha
76. Dominique Thury | 250 SX
83. Cole Thompson | 250 SX
MADD Parts Kawasaki
47. Fredrik Noren | 450 SX
73. John Short | 450 SX
282. Theodore Pauli | 450 SX
41. Derek Kelley | 250 SX
42. Joshua Varize | 250 SX