Team Search Continued…
Jason Anderson – After a successful rebuilding season, Anderson will be with Rockstar Energy Suzuki for the new year.
Nick Paluzzi – Paluzzi went the privateer route midway through the Supercross season, suffered an injury, and then raced the Lake Elsinore National. Paluzzi is not linked to any team for 2013.
Les Smith – Smith landed a long-term ride with Langston/Witt KTM, but there is talk that the team may be no more.
Chris Blose – Injuries hampered Blose’s season, and he will be a privateer again next year.
Jimmy Albertson – With a top-20 finish in the standings, Albertson may go a few routes for next year, but has stayed tight-lipped on where.
Justin Bogle – Bogle will be with GEICO Powersports Honda for his sophomore season.
Nico Izzi – Izzi is back to his roots with Suzuki, as he will be aboard a Rockstar Energy 250 indoors and a 450 outdoors.
Travis Baker – Baker will not be back with TLD/Lucas Oil/Honda.
Ben Lamay – A long-time privateer, Lamay turned in a solid summer with Rock River Yamaha. He should be back for next year.
Ryan Sipes – Sipes’ program mimics Izzi’s: Rockstar Energy Suzuki 250 inside, 450 outside.
Weston Peick – A full-on privateer, Peick shocked the field at Lake Elsinore. Still, it was not enough to land a ride as of now for next year.
Jake Canada – Canada resigned to MotoConcepts for another year in the spring, and the team is expected to be with fewer riders for 2013.
Wil Hahn – Hahn is back to GEICO Honda for next year, with intentions to avoid injury and improve on his Supercross standings.
Vince Friese – Even though he has been with MotoConcepts for years, it looks like the relationship between the two may end for 2013, at least in its current form. Friese has kept support from them while running an independent program.
Matt Lemonie – Lemonie was solid on his Hansen Racing privateer Kawasaki over the year, and if the team is back for next year, expect him to be as well.
Ryan Morais – Morais has come back to the Star/Valli/Rockstar/Yamaha outfit as team manager.
Jimmy Decotis – 2012 was brutal to Decotis, as he spent the entire year out with injury. His term with GEICO Powersports Honda was said to only be for Supercross, and has been left out of any mentions of next year.
Ken Roczen – Ken Roczen is back to Red Bull KTM for another stint.
Josh Hill – Hill is another rider that has been dropped from the new Hart & Huntington line-up, but not much has been heard on what may come for next year.
Kyle Partridge – Same goes for Partridge.
Kyle Peters – With his eventful rookie year complete, Kyle Peters is on the search for a ride for next year. There is a slight chance he may be back with Star/Valli.
Josh Hansen – News of Hansen’s departure from the team spread quickly, but he has more than a few options for next year, thanks to support from Monster Energy.
Mike Alessi – Alessi seems to have found all the missing pieces to his career at MCR, most importantly his father, and will be back with owner Mike Genova.
Zach Bell – Once he heals from his back injuries, Bell will make his Supercross debut with GEICO Powersports Honda.
Zach Osborne – Years on the GP scene, along with an impressive showing at the opening rounds of the Supercross season earned Osborne a ticket home and a ride with GEICO Powersports Honda.
Cole Thompson – Thompson’s name first appeared during the Supecross season, as the Canadian privateer fared well on the East Coast. He was even more impressive on his Honda 450 outdoors, and got a temporary role at Star/Valli. With the team shrinking next year, Thompson may not be back.
Jessy Nelson – TLD Honda’s move to bring Nelson up from the amateurs paid off, and he is with them again for his first full year in 2013.
Jeremy Martin – Martin faired well in his few professional races, but had already earned his place on Star/Valli for 2013.