After an offseason that saw more moving and shaking than usual within the motocross industry, the 2022 Monster Energy Supercross season has arrived, poised to raise the bar once again for one of motorsports’ most captivating disciplines. On Saturday, January 8, the most gifted two-wheeled athletes on the planet will kick off a 17-round run to crown a champion from the sport’s most hallowed grounds, Angel Stadium of Anaheim in Southern California, signifying a welcome return to normalcy after two years of schedule disruption through the COVID pandemic.
This year’s racing calendar regains the intense pace of 17 races in 18 weeks, which deepens the complexity of the title fight. The need to maintain consistency intertwines with the battle to stay healthy and get more out of both bike and athlete. The rider who ultimately emerges triumphant has gone through hell to earn his crown, which is why this is the sport’s most coveted championship.
For years Monster Energy’s lineup of riders have occupied the upper echelon of competitors, becoming an imposing force in the battle for the sport’s most high-profile trophy. However, the roster for the 2022 season is arguably the strongest group ever assembled.