Monster Energy Supercross 450 Team Guide

The 2021 Monster Energy Supercross opener takes place this weekend in Houston. If you, like us, forgot who is riding where this year, we’re here to help. Keep this guide handy for Saturday.

Honda HRC

Ken Roczen: Honda is locked for 2020 and beyond. Ken Roczen signed an extension in 2019 for another three years.

Chase Sexton: Sexton moved up to the 450 Class for Pro Motocross and is also locked in long-term at Honda. He signed a contract that takes him through the 2023 season.

Red Bull KTM

Cooper Webb: Webb will be at KTM for a while. He initially signed a two-year deal with the team that was supposed to end in 2020 but was extended for another two years.

Marvin Musquin: Marv will remain at KTM in 2021. He signed a two-year deal in 2019 that is up at the end of next year.

Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/GasGas

Justin Barcia: The Spanish brand, which is now under the KTM umbrella, will be run by the Troy Lee Designs team. Earlier this week, the team announced it had signed Justin Barcia for two years. He moves over from Monster Energy Yamaha.

He’s already done big things for the brand, winning Anaheim 1 for a third time last weekend 🙂

Monster Energy Kawasaki

Tomac: The defending champ returns on a multi-year deal he signed in 2019 for “2020 and beyond.”

Adam Cianciarulo: AC was on a one-year deal this year but inked a new contract and will remain at Kawasaki for another two years.

Monster Energy/Star Racing/Yamaha

Dylan Ferrandis: The two-time 250SX West Region Champion and 250 Pro Motocross Champion, pointed out of the 250 Class in 2020, but remains at Yamaha under the Star Racing team, which took over the 450 efforts from Factory Yamaha.

Aaron Plessinger: Plessinger is signed through the 2021 season.

Malcolm Stewart: After two years with MotoConcepts Honda, Malcolm signed with Star Racing. For now, the deal is SX-only, but that could change.

Rockstar Energy Husqvarna

Jason Anderson: In 2018, Anderson signed a four-year deal to remain at Husqvarna.

Zach Osborne: Osborne signed an extension with the team in 2019 that runs through the end of 2021.

Dean Wilson: Wilson is back for another year and will begin training at Bakers Factory, but not on a full program.

Rocky Mountain ATV/MC KTM

Justin Bogle: Bogle is back for another year with the team.

Joey Savatgy: Savatgy moves over after JGRMX shut its doors. He replaces Blake Baggett who split with the team this off-season.

SmartTop/Bullfrog Spas/MotoConcepts Honda

Broc Tickle: Tickle comes over after spending last year as a fill-in for JGRMX and Monster Energy Yamaha.

Vince Friese: Friese has spent the majority of his career with the team and is back for another year.

Benny Bloss: Bloss joins the team after on and off seasons with Rocky Mountain ATV/MC. He also spent time as a privateer. 

Shane McElrath: McElrath, who spent his 250 career mostly with TLD KTM before joining Star Racing Yamaha, pointed out of the 250 Class in 2020 and will make his 450 debut this year. 

Muc-Off Honda

Justin Brayton: Brayton, whose won four Australian Supercross titles with the team, moves over after a year with Honda HRC.

HEP Motorsports/Twisted Tea/Suzuki

Adam Enticknap: 722 is back for another year with the team.

Max Anstie: Anstie also returns for another year with the team.

Brandon Hartranft: Hartranft moves up to the 450 Class after spending last year with TLD KTM.

Troy Dog: This is OFFICIAL. Lifetime contract for Troy Dog!

Team Tedder/Monster Energy/Lucas Oil/KTM Racing

Martin Davalos: Davalos returns to the team on a two-year deal. The long-time 250 rider moved up to the 450 Class with the team in 2020 and won Rookie of the Year after finishing 13th in points.

Dakota Tedder: Dakota, son of team owner Matt Tedder, is also back for the next two years. Dakota missed all of 2019 and 2020 due a wrist injury.

SGB/Maxxis/Babbitt’s Kawasaki

Alex Ray

Justin Rodbell

Jeremy Smith

AJ Catanzaro

Main image: Simon Cudby/KTM Images

Written by Slaw Dog

Just a dog trying to find my special bun.

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