Silly Season: Early Look at 2021

Due to 2020 being the strangest season in the history of our sport, we haven’t really dug into Silly Season—YET. Today that changes.

Part of the reason rumors aren’t heating up is, well, most of the big names have deals for next year and beyond. A few names to keep an eye out for next year are Justin Barcia (not expected to return to Yamaha), Joey Savatgy (on a one-year deal with Suzuki) and Dylan Ferrandis and Shane McElrath (both moving to 450 Class in 2021).

Here is what we KNOW and/or what we’re hearing for next year.

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.

Justin Brayton: Brayton was on a one-year deal with the team in 2020 to ride supercross. He has been linked with Australian-based Penrite Honda, the team he’s ridden for in Australian Supercross, for 2021.

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.

Monster Energy Kawasaki

Tomac: Tomac is on a “multi-year deal” that was signed before the 2019 Pro Motocross Championship. We’ve heard that the deal is up at the end of 2021, but it was never officially announced.

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 Yamaha

Aaron Plessinger: Plessinger is signed through the 2021 season.

Justin Barcia: Barcia’s contract is up at the end of the year. He’s been linked to a new Gas Gas team with signs pointing toward a switch for Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull KTM.

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 on a one-year deal with the team. As of now, we have no rumblings on Deano’s future.

JGR/Yoshimura Suzuki

Joey Savatgy: Savatgy came over from Kawasaki for 2020 and is on a one-year deal.

Fredrick Noren: The Swede is on a one-year deal.

Rocky Mountain ATV/MC KTM

Blake Baggett: Baggett signed a three-year deal in 2018 that runs through 2021.

Justin Bogle: Bogle is on a one-year deal with the team.

SmartTop/Bullfrog Spas/MotoConcepts Honda

Justin Hill: Hill is on a one-year deal with the team.

Vince Friese: Friese is on a one-year deal with the team.

Malcolm Stewart: Stewart is on a one-year deal with the team.

HEP Motorsports Suzuki

Adam Enticknap: Unknown if he will return in 2021.

Max Anstie: Unknown if he will return in 2021.

Moving up

Shane McElrath: Shane is moving up to the 450 Class next year. He’s been linked to a number of different spots, but nothing is official.

Dylan Ferrandis: Nothing is official, but it’s rumored that Ferrandis has already signed with Yamaha for next year and beyond.

Main image: Ryne Swanberg | Instagram: Octopi Media

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