Contract Talk | 2018 SX & MX

Who Has A Deal & Who Doesn't

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As the end of the 2017 race season nears, we decided to run through the list of riders with and without contracts for next year. This will be an interesting offseason due to the departure of a few riders (Dungey/Canard/Pourcel) and teams (RCH)¬†and a change in eligibility rules for the 250 class. Riders that are locked into multi-year deals have to be relieved that their future is set because you’ll see a very long list of names with no confirmed support.

With the final round of the 2017 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship taking place this weekend, we will have another post up soon with more confirmation and speculation for 2018.

QUICK NOTE: A few riders at the bottom of the list have contracts signed with new teams for 2018, but have not made the announcements yet. That information will come in future posts.

Riders With Active & Public Contracts

Cooper Webb | Holds one more year in contract with Monster Energy/Yamalube/Chaparral/Yamaha Financial Services/Yamaha.

Eli Tomac | Recently extended a contract with Monster Energy Kawasaki for multiple seasons.

Blake Baggett | Holds one more year in contract with Rocky Mountain ATV-MC/WPS/KTM.

Jeremy Martin | Will remain with GEICO Honda and Team Honda HRC. What class he rides, though, is yet to be determined.

Justin Brayton | Recently extended his contract with MotoConcepts Honda for the 2018 Supercross season.

Jake Weimer | Recently inked a contract with MotoConcepts Honda for the 2018 Supercross season.

Cole Seely | Holds one more year in current contract with Team Honda HRC.

Dean Wilson | Recently inked a contract extension with Rockstar Energy Racing Husqvarna through the full 2018 season.

Zach Osborne | Will remain with Rockstar Energy Racing Husqvarna for the full 2018 season, but with one caveat: he will race the 250 class during Supercross and jump to the 450 class for the Nationals.

Joey Savatgy | Will remain with Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki through the 2018 season in the 250 class.

Jason Anderson | Will remain with Rockstar Energy Racing Husqvarna for the full 2018 season.

Aaron Plessinger | Holds one more year in contract with Yamalube/Star Racing/Yamaha in the 250 class.

Austin Forkner | Will remain with Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki through the 2018 season in the 250 class.

Marvin Musquin | Inked a contract extension with Red Bull KTM through 2019 race season.

Alex Martin | Will remain with Troy Lee Designs/GoPro/Red Bull/KTM through the 2018 race season in the 250 class.

RJ Hampshire | Will remain with GEICO Honda through the 2018 season in the 250 class.

Benny Bloss | Will remain with Rocky Mountain ATV-MC/WPS/KTM in 2018, but in the 450 class full-time.

Adam Cianciarulo | Recently announced a two-year contract extension with Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki that will keep him in the 250 class.

Shane McElrath | Will remain with Troy Lee Designs/GoPro/Red Bull/KTM through the 2018 race season in the 250 class.

Colt Nichols | Will remain with Yamalube/Star Racing/Yamaha through the 2018 race season in the 250 class.

Christian Craig | Will remain with GEICO Honda through the 2018 race season in the 250 class.

Luke Renzland | Will remain with Traders Racing through the 2018 race season in the 250 class.

Jimmy Decotis | Will remain with GEICO Honda through the 2018 race season in the 250 class.

Vince Friese | Recently extended a contract with MotoConcepts/Honda for the 2018 Supercross season and will compete in the 450 class.

Ken Roczen | Holds a multi-year contract with Team Honda HRC.

Dylan Ferrandis | Will remain with Yamalube/Star Racing/Yamaha through the 2018 race season in the 250 class.

Cameron McAdoo | Will remain with GEICO Honda through the 2018 race season in the 250 class.

Sean Cantrell | Will remain with Troy Lee Designs/GoPro/Red Bull/KTM through the 2018 race season in the 250 class.

Michael Mosiman | Will remain with Rockstar Energy Racing Husqvarna through the 2018 race season in the 250 class.

Justin Cooper | Will race with Yamalube/Star Racing/Yamaha through the 2018 race season in the 250 class.

Chase Sexton | Will remain with GEICO Honda through the 2018 race season in the 250 class.

Riders With No Contract Or Unannounced Contract

James Stewart | Did not race either championship in 2017 and has no announced plans for 2018.

Kyle Chisholm | Held 250 SX contract MotoConcepts Honda, was not part of recent team announcement.

Davi Millsaps | At the end of his term with Rocky Mountain ATV-MC/WPS/KTM and not returning.

Justin Bogle | RCH is shutting down at the end of the 2017 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship and rider has nodeal with a new team announced as of yet.

Broc Tickle | RCH is shutting down at the end of the 2017 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship and rider has no deal with a new team announced as of yet.

Chad Reed | Has parted ways with Monster Energy/Yamalube/Chaparral/Yamaha Financial Services/Yamaha and rider has no deal with new team announced as of yet.

Mitchell Oldenburg | Parting ways with Troy Lee Designs/GoPro/Red Bull/KTM, will remain in 250 class but deal with new team not announced as of yet.

Martin Davalos | Parting ways with Rockstar Energy Racing Husqvarna, will remain in 250 class but deal with a new team not announced as of yet.

Weston Peick | At the end of the current one-year contract with AutoTrader/Monster Energy/Toyota/JGRMX/Suzuki. Team and rider have negotiated extension but has not been announced as of yet.

Josh Grant | At the end of the current one-year contract with Monster Energy Kawasaki. Team and rider have negotiated extension but has not been announced as of yet.

Phil Nicoletti | At the end of the current contract with AutoTrader/Monster Energy/Toyota/JGRMX/Suzuki. Team and rider have negotiated extension but has not been announced as of yet.

Fredrik Noren | Unconfirmed if he will remain with TiLube/Storm Lake Honda.

Kyle Cunningham | At the end of the current contract with AutoTrader/Monster Energy/Toyota/JGRMX/Suzuki.

Matt Bisceglia | At the end of the current contract with AutoTrader/Monster Energy/Toyota/JGRMX/Suzuki.

Jordon Smith | At the end of the current contract with Troy Lee Designs/GoPro/Red Bull/KTM.

Mitchell Harrison | At the end of his term with Yamalube/Star Racing/Yamaha.

Justin Hill | At the end of the current contract with Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki.

Malcolm Stewart | Contested the 450 Supercross series with the support of an independent team but did not race the 450 National series. No news if he will return to the team in 2018.

Justin Barcia | At the end of the current contract with AutoTrader/Monster Energy/Toyota/JGRMX/Suzuki.

Tyler Bowers | Held a Supercross-only contract with 51FIFTY Energy Yamaha in 2017.

Chris Alldredge | Held a Supercross-only contract with Barn Pros Racing/Home Depot/Yamaha in 2017.

Kyle Peters | Recently parted ways with Suzuki team in Australia.

Hayden Mellross | Held a Supercross-only contract with 51FIFTY Energy Yamaha in 2017.

Heath Harrison | Recently parted ways with CycleTrader.com/Rock River Yamaha.

Dakota Alix | At the end of the current contract with Rocky Mountain ATV-MC/WPS/KTM.

Mike Alessi | Held 450 SX contract MotoConcepts Honda, was not part of recent team announcement.