The son of a motocross legend, 26-year-old Josh Hansen has been practically living on two wheels since he could walk.
By the age of two, Josh had taught himself to ride a bicycle. Three years later, he fearlessly hit the dirt on a Yamaha. He started racing competitively at 8, touring the country and raking in amateur titles as his dad taught motocross classes. At 17, Josh went pro.
A decade later, the two-time X Games winner is one of the most respected riders on the scene, known for the smooth, effortless style he inherited from his dad.
Now riding the West Region for Mitch Payton, Josh definitely has his eye on the podium this year.
“Hanny” found himself in a transitional period in 2012, leaving the Hart & Huntington team this past summer. With some excellent 450 class results at the Los Angeles, San Diego and Dallas Monster Energy Supercross rounds, Hansen is working hard to achieve the same successes again in 2013.