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2018 Monster Energy Supercross 450SX Team Guide

HONDA HRC

#14 – COLE SEELY

Note: Seely has spent his entire 450 careers with Honda HRC. In 2016, he signed a two-year extension, which will run through the end of 2018.

#94 – KEN ROCZEN

Note: Roczen returns for a second year with the team, and will make his long-awaited return to racing at Anaheim 1. Roczen has been sidelined since Anaheim 2 2017 due to a dislocated wrist, dislocated elbow, and a compound fracture to his radius, which required 11 surgeries. 

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RED BULL KTM

#20 – BROC TICKLE

Note: After RCH shut its doors at the end of 2017, Tickle signed with Red Bull KTM. He essentially took the spot vacated by Ryan Dungey, who announced his retirement last May.

#25 – MARVIN MUSQUIN

Note: Musquin got a new contract this off-season that will keep him with the team through 2019.

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ROCKY MOUNTAIN ATV/MC-KTM-WPS

#4 – BLAKE BAGGETT

Note: Baggett signed with the team following the 2016 season, after which Yoshimura Suzuki announced it was closing down. He’ll return for the second year.

#60 – BENNY BLOSS

Note: The 2015 AMA Horizon Award winner raced 250SX with the team in 2017, although he missed all but one round due to a shoulder injury. He’ll move to the 450 class full-time in 2018.

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ROCKSTAR ENERGY HUSQVARNA

#21 – JASON ANDERSON

Note: In 2015, Anderson signed a long-term deal with the Bobby Hewitt-led Husqvarna team—the only person he’s raced for in his professional career—that runs through the end of 2018. We believe he’s re-upped to a further extension of the team. 

#15 – DEAN WILSON

Note: When Christophe Pourcel announced he was walking away from supercross racing early in the 2017 season, Husqvarna picked up Wilson, who at the time was running his own program. He excelled and was re-signed at the end of the 2017 season.

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AUTOTRADER.COM/YOSHIMURA SUZUKI

#19 – JUSTIN BOGLE

Note: Like Broc Tickle, Bogle was left without a ride when RCH shut down. He landed with another Suzuki team—Autotrader/Yoshimura (JGR)—for 2018.

#34 – WESTON PEICK

Note: Peick has re-signed this off-season. The 2018 season will mark his fourth year with the team.

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MONSTER ENERGY KAWASAKI

#3/#1 – ELI TOMAC

Note: 2017 450 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Champion agreed to a “multi-year” extension with the team in April.

#33 – JOSH GRANT

Note: The veteran is back for another year alongside Tomac.

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MONSTER ENERGY/KNICH/FACTORY YAMAHA

#2 – COOPER WEBB

Note: Webb is back with factory Yamaha for his sophomore 450 campaign. He is now in his last year of his current deal with the team. 

#18 – DAVI MILLSAPS

Note: Millsaps has signed this off-season from Rocky Mountain ATV/MC-WPS-KTM, but sustained a fractured left elbow in a practice crash this off-season and is out for at least the first six rounds of supercross.

#51 – JUSTIN BARCIA

Note: After not being re-signed by JGR this off-season, Barcia put together his own deal on a Honda for Monster Energy Cup. With Millsaps out, Barcia and the team agreed to a deal that will see him race at least the first six rounds of supercross. 

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SMARTOP/MOTOCONCEPTS RACING

#10 – JUSTIN BRAYTON

Note: Brayton is back for a second year with the team. He’s coming off a second straight Australian Supercross title.

#12 – JAKE WEIMER

Note: Weimer signed with the team after spending 2017 as a fill-in for JGR Suzuki. He sustained serious injuries in a practice crash this off-season, but hopes /2017/12/12/between-the-motos-jake-weimer to be ready for Anaheim 1.

#55—VINCE FRIESE

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Note: Friese is back for another year with the team.

CYCLETRADER.COM/ROCK RIVER YAMAHA

#91 – ALEX RAY

H.E.P MOTORSPORTS SUZUKI

#39 – KYLE CUNNINGHAM

#48 – HENRY MILLER

#181 – DUSTIN PIPES

Notes: The new team will field a three-rider 450 squad in 2018 with support from Suzuki.

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NUT UP/LVN100 SUZUKI

#58 – MATT BISCEGLIA

#72 – JOSH HANSEN

Notes: A new team for full-time 450SX, Hansen returns to the 450 class, and Bisceglia moves up from the 250s. Hansen is branding the team under his customary number 100 but earned AMA number 72, so we’ll see what number he’s wearing come to Anaheim.

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TEAM TEDDER/MONSTER ENERGY/LUCAS OIL KTM

#90 – DAKOTA TEDDER

OTHER

#7 – JAMES STEWART

Note: No deal or news available on Stewart, but he did request that the AMA hold his career number 7 for another year.

#22 – CHAD REED

Note: Reed is putting together his own deal to ride Husqvarnas. 

#27 – MALCOLM STEWART

Note: We hear Malcolm is putting together a privateer deal riding Kawasakis. 

See more: 2018 Monster Energy Supercross 250SX Team Guide

 

Source : RacerXOnline