Cooper Webb Confirms He Intends to Miss Lucas Oil Pro Motocross; Plans to Return to Red Bull KTM in 2023

Red Bull KTM’s Cooper Webb confirmed on DMXS Radio this week that at this time, he will not race the 2022 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship. 

“That was something the team and I kind of discussed,” he said. “The injury I had with my head has been kind of a tough one. It was just something we got together as a group, with Aldon [Baker, trainer] and everyone and just said, look, let’s regroup and get ready for next year. They pay me to win and go win championships and if I’m not able to do that physically or anything like that, we were all kind of on the same page. As of right now, I won’t be participating in Lucas Oil Pro Motocross. Who knows, maybe later in the year I might do some races. I’d love to somehow do des Nations, but we’ll see how all that goes.” 

The 2021 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Champion has struggled with bike issues this year and has yet to win a race in 2022. 

Webb also confirmed that he sustained a broken hand in his gnarly crash with Chase Sexton in Detroit. 

“Not riding during the week because it was too painful, you’re just loosing everything,” he said. “It’s just been one of those years where there has been challenges on and off the track.”

Webb also crashed prior to round 13 in St. Louis and sustained a head injury that he referred to above.

At the end of 2022, Webb’s contract is up with Red Bull KTM, but he also confirmed that he plans to return to team in 2023.

“I’m a free agent as of now, but were working everything out and I’ll be with KTM next year,” he said.

Webb is currently seventh in 450 points as the series heads to Salt Lake City this weekend for the final round. 

You can listen to the full interview here.

Main image: Red Bull KTM

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